Blog Posts - Vintage Art



Risqué Nose Art from WW2 Bombers (NSWF)

Nose art on airplanes first became popular during WW1 when German airmen (or rather their ground-crews) started painting a mouth and teeth onto nose cones, rather like Moby Dick below. In fact a shark-face design is still painted on nose-cones of mil...
by We Heart Vintage on Jan 18, 2016

V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition

I visited the Wedding Dresses (1775-2014) exhibition at the V&A last week. It was a fantastic display of bridal fashions ranging from incredibly wide 1700s dresses which would make you turn sideways to get through doorways (I explained that reall...
by We Heart Vintage on Mar 17, 2015

Focus

best blogs     blog directory “I’m focus now I’m focus now   You use to touch me, love me Hug me, kiss me, hold me everyday I never thought that I’d be finding out That you gave your love away   Now, how do...
by Photo Design on Mar 9, 2015

November pin-up girl by artist George Petty

This November pin-up girl dates from 1952 and was painted by George Petty.From 1933 to 1956, the "Petty Girl" was seen on tens of millions of calendars, magazine centrefolds, advertisements, posters, and billboards as well as on all sorts of specialt...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Nov 1, 2014

Photos of Monet with His Water Lilies

French Impressionist painter Monet, photographed in his gardens in Giverny, the inspiration for his famous Water Lilies series of paintings. Monet painted more than 200 paintings of water lilies during the last 30 years of his life, many of which wer...
by We Heart Vintage on Jul 3, 2014

June pin-up girl by artist Alberto Vargas

This June pin-up girl was published in 1947 by Esquire Magazine and was painted by Alberto Vargas.When Alberto Vargas and Esquire went their separate ways in 1946, the artist immediately embarked upon a project to publish his own yearly calendar. In...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on May 31, 2014

May pin-up girl by artist Ernest Chiriaka

This May pin-up girl was published in 1954 by Esquire Magazine and was painted by Ernest Chiriaka.Chiriaka took over the magazine's pin-up calendar from Al Moore in 1953, a great responsibility since the calendar was the largest-selling and most popu...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Apr 30, 2014

Painting 101: Can You Tell What It Is Yet?

As you might have seen in my post last week, I’ve started painting again. I’s hard to find the time, and I’m still very new to it all but I’ve had great fun having a go and painting some of my favourite Hollywood stars. I̵...
by We Heart Vintage on Apr 11, 2014

April pin-up girl by Bill Randall

This April pin-up girl was published in 1956 by the Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company and was painted by Bill Randall.Bill Randall was a highly prolific, versatile illustrator who painted pin-up and pin-up art for a vast range of markets. The first of R...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Mar 31, 2014

Kitchen Design Crush :: Lauren Liess

I’ve loved watching Lauren Liess’ career explode over the past few years. Having had the pleasure of meeting Lauren at a design conference in LA., I can say she is super down-to-earth, approachable and beautiful. Just like her interiors!
by Simplified Bee on Mar 28, 2014

San Francisco Cable Car Vintage Poster

San Francisco Cable Car Vintage Poster 24 in. x 36 in. Buy This at Allposters.com The San Francisco Cable Car System The San Francisco cable car system is the world’s last manually-operated cable car system. An icon of San Francisco, California...
by Art Burger on Mar 26, 2014

March pin-up girl by Bill Randall

This March pin-up girl was published in 1959 by the Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company and was painted by Bill Randall.Bill Randall was a highly prolific, versatile illustrator who painted pin-up and pin-up art for a vast range of markets. The first of R...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Mar 1, 2014

February pin-up girl by artist Ernest Chiriaka

This February pin-up girl was published in 1953 by Esquire Magazine and was painted by Ernest Chiriaka.Chiriaka took over the magazine's pin-up calendar from Al Moore in 1953, a great responsibility since the calendar was the largest-selling and most...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Jan 31, 2014

Using old doors, windows and layering...

One of my favorite things to do is use doors and windows from the "old" house in my decor.Read more...
by Far Above Rubies on Jan 3, 2014

January pin-up girl by artist Ernest Chiriaka

This January pin-up girl was published in 1953 by Esquire Magazine and was painted by Ernest Chiriaka.Chiriaka took over the magazine's pin-up calendar from Al Moore in 1953, a great responsibility since the calendar was the largest-selling and most...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Jan 1, 2014

20 Vintage Art Prints to Transform Your Home

I know we’ve still got another 8 sleeps till Christmas (as my 7-year-old keeps mentioning) but my mind is already straying beyond Christmas to the new year when I can pack all the clutter away and make a few changes around the house to welcome...
by We Heart Vintage on Dec 17, 2013

Christmas pin-ups

From 1933 to 1956, the "Petty Girl" was seen on tens of millions of calendars, magazine centrefolds, advertisements, posters, and billboards as well as on all sorts of specialty products. In 1950, "The Petty Girl" even became a major motion picture.W...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Dec 14, 2013

Making a Mosaic

I’m not sure when this photo was taken, but it’s from the National Geographic Archive, so it’s probably some time between 1960 and 1990!  I just thought it was beautiful and well worth a share. A woman working on a mosaic of Mary a...
by We Heart Vintage on Dec 7, 2013

December pin-up girl by artist George Petty

This December pin-up girl dates from 1947 and was painted by George Petty.From 1933 to 1956, the "Petty Girl" was seen on tens of millions of calendars, magazine centrefolds, advertisements, posters, and billboards as well as on all sorts of specialt...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Dec 1, 2013

Harry Ekman - vintage pinup artist

Want to know more? See the Harry Ekman gallery at The Pinup Files.ARTIST :: Harry EKMANTITLE :: My Assets 34-24-36DATE :: 1950sImage subject to copyright...
by The Pin-up Files Blog on Nov 5, 2013


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