Before and after images of 30s, 40s, and 50s pin-up girls

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Saturday 19 May 2012

Digital manipulation was nothing but a dream back in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. This series of before and after images of pin-up girls by one of the most important glamour artists of the twentieth century, Gil Elvgren, shows us how easy it was to manipulate regular photos of full figured women into beautiful paintings of their seductive counterparts that our grandparents would see in magazines or hung on their walls.

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Bird and flower art made from tiny, naked people

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Photography on Friday 20 April 2012

New Hampshire artist, Cecilia Webber, has created a unique series of photographs of birds, flowers and butterflies that largely consist of, wait for it, naked people. A lot of planning and intensive digital manipulation went into producing such stunning pieces of art. Webber sees art as a means of heightening emotional experience through manipulation of imagery and form.

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