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Art of the Day: Monday September 20, 2004

Weapon of Miss Distraction

- by John Thompson

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: Weapon of Miss Distraction by Artist John Thompson
50's Pin-up icon Bettie Page, in an homage to WWII bomber nose art.

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