The Beauty of Pinup and Commercial Art

This is a blog about men and women as seen throughout the history of advertising and pinup art. Art has always reflected the distinct diversity and beauty of both sexes respectively. Just as there is a moon, there is a sun, a night and day, cold and hot...male and female. It is the very sustenance of Nature.

Monday, May 26, 2008

A GREAT Pinup website & blog

I highly recommend all pinup lovers to check out Kitty du Vert's beautiful, classy and blast from the past website on all things pinup. Kitty uses her unique insight and perspective from someone who not only loves the style but also lives it in real life. Kitty even gives advise for all those wanting to live this lifestyle as well. Sit back, kick off your shoes, put on your favorite music and check out Pinup Tales. You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Kim Kardashian

Who is Kim Kardashian? Nowadays she's known for her hit TV reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians on the E! Channel. She is the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian Sr., a top lawyer who defended controversial figures like O.J. Simpson in high profile cases.

Kim is a gorgeous woman with sculpted curves which no doubt gets plenty of attention wherever she goes. Aside from being a savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur, she has that alluring sexiness that almost crosses the line into the adult entertainment industry. As a matter of fact, Kim has already posed for Playboy and a spicy video of her with her boyfriend making love was distributed over the internet. In this sense, she is not pinup material, because pinup makes us think about all the naughty possibilities without doing anything. However, her body has classic curves which are returning as the must look to have. After Jennifer Lopez successfully introduced her Latin curves, many women have wanted to follow this trend, including other famous actresses like Cameron Diaz, who recently stated she wanted a bigger rear. All this goes back to the inherent differences between men and women. Despite having successful careers and more freedom of choices, women don't want to lose that which at the end of the day makes them feel who they are as women: femininity however you want to describe it. These physical attributes, that Kim Kardashian enjoys is what part of the whole package that makes a woman feel complete. Guys, on the other hand, will hit the gym to widen their chest and shoulders. This is what gives guys that confident edge. At the end of their day, they also feel more complete as men even if they're changing diapers.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Modern Day Beauties

This is a new part in my blog about the return of rounded curves back into our culture. Not so long ago, in the 70's and 80's, the fashion and beauty trend was towards thinness and the absence of curvy angles in women's body shape. A lot of us remember the Jane Fonda strenuous workouts, which now many experts feel were counterproductive to fitness in the first place. In the early 90's this trend began to change with models like Pamela Anderson above who became famous with the hit TV series, Baywatch. She later posed for Playboy and her career has been very busy ever since. Pamela herself has gone through various mammaplasty procedures, better known as breast augmentation surgery, to enhance her curvy figure. Mammaplasty is a growing and very popular procedure worldwide. Most of the time is not covered by health insurance nor government benefits, and so many women of lower income spend time saving money for this procedure. Now, many teenage girls are also following this trend fearing not being sufficiently attractive to the opposite sex. We are all bombarded by the beauty industry to fulfill aesthetic goals. Men spend money in gyms working out to look stronger and squarer. Women go to gyms but to tone their muscles and figure. According to some scientists, like Dr. Louann Brizendine, a neuro-psychiatrist, these differences are generated not by the media, but the brain. The evolutionary process of the male/female brain have culminated in these differences. Men pay attention to a woman like Pamela, while women are attracted to a tall, strong-shouldered man like the one pictured above. This doesn't mean that we will all marry these archetypes, but very deep in our brain wiring we look towards these ideal male/female symbols for mating.