Nice 50s illustration
Weighty Problem (Starting at the Bottom) by Gil Elvgren, 1962
“Everybody is an artist these days. Rock and Roll singers are artists. So are movie directors, performance artists, make-up artists, tattoo artists, con artists, and rap artists. Madonna is an artist because she explores her sexuality. Snoop Doggy Dog is an artist because he explores other people’s sexuality. Victims who express their pain are artists. So are guys in prison who express themselves on shirt cardboard. Even consumers are artists when they express themselves in their selection of commodities. The only people left who seem not to be artists are illustrators.
|—||Brad Holland (via broginsky)|
Brad Holland speaks about illustration. When I worked at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the early 1980s I had the opportunity to spend part of one afternoon sketching with Brad Holland and some of our students, a very memorable experience.
video with brad holland talking about his work. great to see and hear one of the big masters talk about his what and why ….
Boris Chaliapin: Model in Black Stockings (1939)
Zora Neale Hurston