Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. I grew up with more-liberal-than-thou, hippie parents, so art involving nudity has always been a part of my life -- so much so that it has made me a more modest human than most of the people I surround myself with I'm looking at you, naked roommates.
Alberto Vargas was born in the city of Arequipa, Peru, on February 9, No one could have predicted that a humble son from a remote Andean town would create a legacy that both shaped and reflected the ideals of American beauty in the 20th century. As a boy he assisted his father in the studio—all the while learning the ins-and-outs of photography and artistic techniques including the retouching of negatives and the use of airbrushing.
Alberto Vargas is remembered as a highly regarded artist who specialized in painting beautiful women. His most familiar and popular work is in the form of pin-up art featuring his "Varga Girls. He went on to Hollywood to work for the major motion picture studios on set design as well as painting portraits of numerous movie stars of the s.
The pin-up art as a genre has its specific roots and has to be perceived in a broader context. Aside from the strict treatment of sexuality through the art history, the pin-up developed fully during the 2oth century modernism. This phenomenon grew simultaneously with the changing social circumstances and a general need for more freedom regardless of the prescribed canons of morality.
Alberto Vargas 9 February — 30 December was a noted Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have sold and continue to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Years ago, before American society had achieved full pornofication, the raciest image in a teenager's room might be an album cover. And many musicians and record-company art departments had figured out that an easy way to goose sales was to slap a photo of a half-naked girl on the cover, until the borderline between "sexy" and "sexist" was obliterated. The album cover that made a generation salivate at the notion of licking away a truckload of whipped cream to reveal what was underneath.
Alberto Vargas 9 February - 30 December was a noted painter of pin-up girls and erotica. He was the son of famous Peruvian photographer Carlos Vargas. His early career included work as an artist for the Ziegfeld Follies and for many Hollywood studios.
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Alberto Vargas 9 February — 30 December was a noted painter of pin-up girls and erotica. The poster is frequently named one of the greatest movie posters ever made. You are commenting using your WordPress.
InPlayboy magazine published a pictorial feature on Vargas' nudes, which drew the attention of publisher Hugh Hefner. When Vargas and Esquire went their separate ways inthe artist immediately embarked upon a project to publish his own yearly calendar. In the meantime, the magazine published an Esquire Calendar for that consisted completely of unsigned Vargas paintings. By the time Vargas' calendar was published, Esquire had a court order barring the artist from selling or distributing any product bearing the name "Varga", which the magazine had copyrighted.