Saturday, 23 December 2017

Festive girl by Raphael Kirchner

It is back just over a hundred years for this festive filly with her load of mistletoe by Austrian artist Raphael Kirchner (1876-1917).  Kirchner produced some of the earliest pin up paintings, many of which were produced as postcards and were popular with troops during the Great War.  He was a direct influence on Alberto Vargas who went on to produce famous pinups for Esquire and Playboy.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely. Thanks for posting and as always for your erudite art history background. I think she needs a warm fire so she won't need the fur stole :-)...can keep the stockings and heels on though!
    Happy New Year, Chris