Unfortunately I'll be away from the blog the next few weeks but I'll be returning baring gifts, and they won't be dad's ties recycled from last year either. There will be a fabulous full color advertising illustration circa 1923, a long-lost Bolles Film Fun painting finally surfaces and I'll be there to report on it first hand. Last but not least will be a never before seen original Bolles. Yes, it will be Christmas in July and I can't wait to unwrap the presents.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
There's been a lot of traffic on the site the past couple of days and I thought it only appropriate to do what I could to help keep it flowing. So we are celebrating Upsy Daisy day with a very apropos original image by Bolles, painted for a 1937 issue of Breezy Stories. The original painting is available (Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the vendor).
Bolles incorporated flowers into many of his paintings, sometimes for their symbolic value and in other cases to add a bit of visual trickery. Take a look at the 1936 Gay Parisienne to your right and what you may initially perceive as a strategically (or not so, depending on your perspective) placed hole in her swimsuit is actually part of a floral motif. Pretty tricky and perhaps more significant, a very early depiction of a bikini.
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