Today’s post was inspired by our fellow Armitage Admirer Luciana!
She tweeted info about a Pin Up Artist that portrayed women in a bit of a different way.
I very often post pictures depicting sexy Pin Up’s with nicely rounded bums and I rack worthy enough to hang an apron on, all clad in stockings covering their shapely calf and thighs.
They all ooze innocent sex and are very feminine.
Duane Bryers created a series of amazing Hilda paintings done specifically for Bigelow & Brown’s Hilda calendars, from 1957 to 1970, although he continued to do original paintings till the early 1980s.
Bryers employed a number of plus-size models to pose for him, reminding each of us that shapely women have always been considered worthy to inspire works of art!
The artist once said:
“I got the idea for a plumpy gal pinup and thought I’d like to make it into a calendar series, but how was I going to sell a plump girl?”
There are many MANY amazing Hilda images, as Duane painted close to 250 pictures of Hilda over 36 years!
I have no doubt this isn’t the last time I’ve posted images by Bryers, so today I’ve opted for pictures that remind me of autumn and early winter.
By the way, Hilda has more curves than I’d know what to do with, but I think we’ve all felt a bit like this at one time or another:
I love Hilda!
It’s time to take a leaf out of her book and grab life by the… chocolate sundae!
Thanks very much Luciana 🙂