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Tags: Edwin Georgi
Categories : art, Culture, fantasy, fashion, nostalgia, painting, paintings, portraits, Thoughts
The pin up girl. The fantasy of the girl next door beauty. Pulp novels and movies, melodramas are filled with her presence. She is a male ideal. Not exactly. She is an ideal captured and cultivated by the fashion, make-up, and advertising world. Almost every First Lady has looked like her. Edwin Georgi is one the artists who has made his career around her. And yet. She does not exist. In an ironic twist she has almost no sexual content. She is a tease. And that is her allure. But why do women want to be like her. Vanity. I suppose.
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Tags: Catherine Abel
Categories : 30s, art, Culture, fantasy, nostalgia, painting, paintings, photos, realism, surreal, Uncategorized
The paintings of Catherine Abel are seductive. But is it the women? Or the age they reflect? Many are what my mother used to call ‘big boned’. They seem real. At the same time they appeal to a nostalgic vein in all of us. Which leaves me in a quandry. (Is that where they find marble?) What am I looking at?