Now the summer resident had time to look around and be interested in something else besides late blight of tomatoes or fertilizing for cucumbers.
Until the next race of the sowing and seedling period began, let’s digress a little from purely suburban issues and turn our eyes towards, for example, art.
After all, according to art critics, art (as a figurative understanding of the surrounding reality by a person), just began to develop in the era when our distant ancestor had a certain amount of free time. Namely-when the person passed from primitive ways of managing-hunting and gathering-to the producing economy. That is, with the advent of agricultural habits: if the harvest is harvested, you can do something intangible.
Propose a to familiarize themselves with American poster graphics the mid-past century. Or rather, with one of her styles-a light genre of pin-up.
Pin-up: cover girl
The term “pin-up” appeared in the 40s of the last century. Pin-up-these are the same images of beauties, posters, posters and calendars that men around the world pinned and pinned on the walls in their men’s dens.
And the tradition of such decoration appeared even earlier — at the end of the XIX century. The ancestor of style believe American Illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, who coined the phenomenon “Gibson’s girls” — a series of illustrations of humorous character, a familiar character who served a collective image of the ideal beauty of the time.
Illustrations of this series were published in Life magazine for three decades, and then cut and pinned to the walls by men of different classes and ages — this was the phenomenon: Gibson’s girls were liked by everyone.
Product manufacturers and advertisers quickly realized that attention-grabbing female beauty is a great way to increase sales: positive emotions from the contemplation of beauty automatically spread to the brand she advertises.
By the age of 30-40, images of beauties in magazines such as Esquire (he was the main source for fans of pin-up drawings until the 50s) became commonplace. Many bought magazines only for the sake of pinup girls, models for the creation of images which served as well-known models and film stars.
The most popular cover girls received during the Second world war: brave soldiers, torn from home, needed female beauty. Images in the style of pin-up decorated not only the barracks, but also the fuselages of aircraft, tank towers and other military facilities.
Images of beauties, of course, are frivolous. And by the 60s and 70s, the drawings had become quite explicit – whether under the influence of the sexual revolution, or, in fact, and gave rise to it.
But the classic pin-up has well-defined traits, and crafty smiling pin-up-girl in the early its history well fit in framework morality Puritan society.
Traditional pin-up is an image of a young beautiful girl-neighbor, who got into a little spicy situation.
Remember the famous scene with Merlin Monroe’s white pleated dress soaring over the ventilation grille in the movie “the Itch of the seventh year”? This is the traditional plot of pin-up pictures.
A site in our country. Therefore, as illustrations for the article-images in the style of pin-up with quite suburban themes.
One of the artists who worked in the style of pin-up, Duane Bryers, created a unique series of drawings, the main character of which is a girl Hilda.
The uniqueness of Duane Bryers drawings is in the choice of type. Unlike standard girls pin-up, the heroine has a curvy shape, which is not shy.
Hilda-cheerful and cheerful fat girl. She is a bit clumsy, so constantly gets into funny situations.
Atypical red-haired beauty nevertheless was very popular. Perhaps even more popular than other standard pinup girls: the artist has drawn more than 250 illustrations from the life of Hilda. Its history publisher Brown & Bigelow in their magazines published a long 36 years (since 1958).
And in all this time Hilda had not changed a bit: her appetizing forms had not disappeared, despite the demands of the fashion for thin women. She still loves ice cream and sweet cookies. And the subjects of the illustrations have not acquired a Frank frivolity and deliberate, turning into vulgarity, eroticism, which is characteristic of other posters in the style of pin-up.
Perhaps Hilda’s long-term popularity is an unambiguous demonstration that modern standards of female beauty and attractiveness are imposed on us by the producers of advertising.
By the way, in an interview with Duane Bryers on the question of who served as a model for Hilda, the artist said that there is no real prototype, and the image of Hilda was entirely born in his head.
And Hilda is a cottager. Maybe in the concept of a classic pin-up someone recognizes in it his neighbor in the country or maybe himself?
Well, in conclusion — a few more illustrations from the life of a beautiful red-haired beauty-Ripe Hilda, as the author himself called her.
It wasn’t just calendars and posters that adorned Hilda’s images. The cheerful redhead was depicted on glasses and lighters, playing cards and other objects.
And today drawings with it-objects for collecting and judges of creativity of the American artist in whose heritage-not only humorous pictures from Hilda’s life, but also admirers of Hilda.
I hope you enjoyed and positive charge for the coming winter months from meeting this beautiful girl-the heroine of drawings in the style of pin-up Duane Bryers.