Friday, June 1, 2012

Pin-Up Girls 1950s

Something that has been a subject of art and art history for as long as art has been made is the way women are viewed and when I say viewed I mean that both literally and metaphorically. 

I found this series of pin-up girls before and afters from the 1950s on Retronaut

I think the way men, often the artist, want to portray women is interesting and extraordinarily telling. 

When viewing an image of a woman envision a man in an identical pose and comparable clothing... does the man look ridiculous?

More thoughts on this on Tuesday.

Happy Weekend!!!


1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of the Venus Project the artist manipulates classical images of women to conform to current standards of beauty... did you see that?


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