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Art of the Day: Tuesday September 21, 2004

"El Flamingo Rojo"

- by Jami Odell JAMIO

This week's theme: The Pin-Up

A pin-up is an image that contains elements of a theme or tells some kind of story. The pin-up artist's subjects are women and the Pin-Up Girl has become a classic. Depicted in a provocative manner, these women are occasionally nude but are more often dressed in skimpy, form-revealing clothes. The Pin-Up has grown to include the not only the classic style of Vargas, but also a realistic style favoured by some contemporary artists. The artists of this genre have also begun creating with the tools of the digital age as well as in more traditional media.

-Melissa Morton

Art: El Flamingo Rojo by Artist Jami Odell JAMIO
The Hotel El Flamingo Rojo Casino and Cabana Lounge plays host to some of the most affluent social affairs this side of the South Pacific. This is where the high-rollers and the honeybees play. The resort is famous for having one of the last known pair of a virtually extinct breed of flamingo, who's blood is rumoured to have amazing and intoxicating effects. Upon arrival, each honored guest is provided a small vile of "flamingo blood", as a keepsake. What the guests don't know is that the vile actually contains the blood of the island monkeys, which are in abundance. The so-called "red flamingo" is actually an urban legend, but people fly from all over the world to marvel in the myth. On Skull Island, truth is indeed stranger than fiction.


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