Take a deep breath at the vision~

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and let the lines of her back guide to you to glory.


~adding a little elegance to your week~

Good Morning!


When the wet gets into your bones…

dievca is wrapped in a blanket this morning.

How is your morning? XO


A little Space Humor, plus Bill Randall


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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
Stephen Hawking

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
Aldous Huxley

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
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Pin-Ups by Bill Randall

Looking forward!

Graphic: Bill Randall "Lingerie Change"

Sweet Treat Pin-Ups

Something Sweet to celebrate my good friend’s BIRTHDAY!
(she’s hiding out, going to Roméo et Juliette at the Met)

The Kelly Gilleran pieces are available from Fab!


The Bare Bones ~

Stripping it down for Halloween!
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EIZO Pin-Up 2010 Calendar

EIZO medical imaging high precision displays for the examination and diagnosis of radiographs.

Concept:
Very popular among craftsmen but quite new for medics: pin-up calendars. At last, one that shows absolutely every detail.

Advertising Agency: Butter, Berlin/Duesseldorf, Germany
Creative Director: Matthias Eickmeyer
Art Director: Nadine Schlichte
Illustrator/CGI: Carsten Mainz
Copywriter: Reinhard Henke

Commercials: uncategorized
Country: Germany
Ad type: Ambient & Guerrilla


Gil Elvgren: All-American Woman, muses and paintings

In 1951, Modern Man magazine asked Gil Elvgren what he thought of American women. His answer was brilliantly rooted in his own time.

[They] are infinitely smarter today. They are more beautiful than ever before. They are more natural. They are not tying themselves in like they used to. And they are not looking like boys any more, thank God.

The Muse and the American Pin-Up Painting:

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Gil Elvgren Photo

 

uFunk: les pin-up classiques et les filles modeles

Express UK: Pin-up Queens – The real women behind Gil Elvgren cheesecake paintings


All-American Woman…the beginning

When dievca and Master viewed the exhibition, “Death Becomes Her” at the Met:

NY Magazine: “Death Becomes Her”

Master was fascinated with the Gibson Girl “Widow” series:

Charles Dana Gibson, illustration from A Widow and Her Friends, published in Life, 1900.

A combination of the “girl next door” and the “girl of your dreams” the idea of an All-American woman began in 1887 with illustrator Charles Dana Gibson’s personification of beauty, the Gibson Girl.

Christy girl 1904The Christy Girl, created by Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952), soon followed, even featuring on the cover of James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans.

FisherGirlThanks to Harrison Fisher (1875-1934), the Fisher Girl emerged to rival both Gibson and Christy’s drawings.

 

Gil Elvgren Kneeling Pink LingerieAll three artists influenced Gil Elvgren, who was born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1914 and died in 1980.

All-American continues tomorrow…