Vintage Pinup Art du Jour

My good friend Eolake points out this site of “exclusively Russian immigrant ladies in standard pin-up positions by Irina Davis. Irina is inventing her very own style of Russian pin-up.”

“Because of the devastation of World War II, Russian “girls” in the ’40s and ’50s were taught to be tough and work hard. I am saddened by the fact that Russia never had the chance to enjoy the happy pin-up times of America’s postwar period. In fact, cheerful American pin-up art was considered in Soviet Russia to be politically incorrect, decadent and flat-out immoral, the product of a culture that could never understand the true nature of the human condition.”  Read more…


Pin-up art seems so tame when compared to the titillating art of the 21st Century. Whether in movies, advertisements, or music, we have really moved beyond subtlety when it comes to depictions of sexy, vibrant, and exciting women. Way beyond… not that that is a bad thing.  ;O)

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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1 Response to Vintage Pinup Art du Jour

  1. I recall being in the ruins of Herculaneum. We were in one of the brothels. There was erotic graffitti on the walls. The Roman version of pin-ups. But I don’t know what the Romans would think of our 50s erotica. Which seemed to promise something besides sex. Something akin to the Islamic virgins. But weirder.

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