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Persuasive Pin-Up

Persuasive Pin-Up

Mabel

Mabel Rollins Harris has been praised as the finest female illustrator of the Art Deco era. She was a master of the use of pastels and as an artist her work is known for it’s softness, brilliance and porcelainate glow. Granny probably never danced on the shoreline as a blissful nymph but Grampy probably had one of Mabel’s calender’s on the garage wall.

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit

There’s something special about pin-up art. They’re idealized images that are erotic without being graphic. A pin-up is a throwback to a simpler time when a bit of art could be a motivator and not just another X rated click. Arguably pin-ups objectify women but it’s just as true that it’s an art form embraced by modern women who feel empowered by Bad Girl Art. Rockabilly chic, Suicide Girls, Dita Von Teese; The pin-up is out there and alive in performances, photography, fashion music and tattoo

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