T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren

T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren

Book Title: T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren

Author: Dian Hanson

Format: Hardback | 272 pages

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

ISBN-13: 9783836503051

Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in the form of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique - which earned him a reputation as "The Norman Rockwell of cheesecake" - involved photographing models and then painting them into gorgeous hyper-reality, with longer legs, more flamboyant hair and gravity-defying busts, and in the process making them the perfect moral-boosting eye-candy for every homesick private.