Elvgren, Hardback Book

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Painting & paintings
  • ISBN: 9783836503051

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