Gil Elvgren illustrations

One of the best American pin up artists of the twentieth century. He is famous for his beautiful illustration of gorgeous and voluptuous women. The pictures have the spirit of US in its 50th and one can see the beauty and femininity of the women that are being painted. The ladies are usually captured in ordinary real life situations, however it cannot be called as realism as the subjects are sometimes taken from the content and the themes are sometimes exaggerated.

When I found these pictures and started digging deeper in Gils’ biography, I found out one very interesting fact. He actually user 32 colors palette to create his pictures. This palette is quite extensive which is unusual for the ordinary painter. But maybe this is exactly the reason why Elvgren’s works are so attractive for people. I must say that even the person who does not have a profound knowledge in art can always recognize his works.  That might be the biggest acknowledgement for the artist when he can be recognized by his pictures and his own unique style.

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