Change of pace time for the Girl Friday post. This week's Girl Friday isn't a real woman at all. She's an idealized, innocent yet sexual, artistic creation by one of the greatest Pin up Artists of all time - Gil Elvgren.
I've been in love with pinup art since high school. There are many pinup artists whose work I admire, but none more so than Gil Elvgren. Elvgren was at the top of his game, creating pinup artwork for commercial calendars, magazine covers, and other print media of the day from the 1930's through much of the 1970's.
The pics in this post are among my favorite Elvgren works.
Elvgren worked from live models, whom he costumed and posed to match the particular vignette that he was trying to capture. The paintings are very appealing, in part because of their innocence compared to the in your face use of sex in much of modern advertising art. There's almost always what I call the "Oops" factor... meaning that what you see is presented as if accidentally revealed.
"Oops!... here I am working on my roof in high heels and my skirt slid up a bit - oh my goodness!"
Everybody enjoys looking at a pretty girl, and Elvgren managed to pull off the Pin Up with charming innocence.