Original pin-up girl photography vs printed posters from the 30s-50s

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 27 May 2013

Before images were manipulated with photoshop, America created images of ideal pin-up girl beauties with old fashioned paint and photography. These images reveal the behind-the-scenes techniques applied by famous pin-up girl painter Gil Elvgren. After a photo was taken, he would transform girls into perfect little dolls.

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Haniedan’s artwork critiques objectification of the female form

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By Barry Morris in New Art on Friday 25 May 2012

Netherlands-based artist Haniedan uses layers of vintage pin-up girls, currency, posters, typography and icons to create ornate and nostalgic compositions. However, underneath the faded glamour lies a message about the brutality of this objectification of the female form, hinting at the sinister side of this supposed flawless and glamorous lifestyle presented in the seductive poses of the scantily clad girls.

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Tattooed Disney Princesses by Tim Shumate

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By Jacquie in New Illustration on Thursday 13 October 2011

Every child either wants to be a Disney princess or be with one (maybe even both). Artist Tim Shumate appeals to the latter with his Tattooed Princesses’ series: a collection of Disney favourites transformed into pinup bombshells. And if sci-fi is more your thing, he’s also done a smouldering Princess Leia just for you.

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