Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Intimate Apparel Week: Sheer Delight!


We can't do justice to the theme of intimate apparel without including this image, which appeared on the October 1937 issue of Film Fun. It's among of the most sought after of all his magazine work and I still don't have a copy of it, so I was forced to post a photo of the original painting. Alas, it's not in my collection either. This image, along with the one posted yesterday provide ample evidence of Bolles' mastery in depicting the texture of clothing, be it velvety, silky or sheer. And of course we mustn't forget the shoes. Manolo Blahniks' got nothing on Bolles.

6 comments:

Gary Underwood said...

When Enoch painted a fabric, you could feel the texture of it. He was second to none in portraying a sheer material. As for painting a woman into a snug fitting outfit, check out the FILM FUN JULY 1938,a true masterpiece

Jack R said...

That is a great one, all right. But as for the material, it's so stretchy I get the impression of rubber.

ganaimn said...

A particular favorite of mine. It's just amazing how he did this one.

Jack R said...

I agree. You have to wonder what inspired him to put in all the extra time and effort.

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Anonymous said...

I think I love her!

Alan