The Golden Rose
The Golden Rose by Peruvian Artist Alberto Vargas (1896 – 1982); for his alluring and exquisite pin-up girl art and considered to be the most famous of the pin-up artist genre.
This is a stunning portrait nude of a beautiful and very sexy redhead, that though in her birthday suit, reveals nothing; while capturing the attention of the viewer.
She is just a pair of golden colored open toed high heel shoes, and is in a seated position with left leg fully extended and her right leg bent upwards at a nearly 45 degree angle.
She is resting the lower part of her upper right arm, on her right knee while holding a golden rose between the fingers of her right hand, which is slightly above her head.
She is looking downward to her right with her beautiful green eyes, with a slight smile on her face, as though she us in a deep train of thought.
Since the nude portrait had a plain monotone background, I decided to use my abstract digital art piece” GALACTIC STREAM JET” as an embossing layer for the background, which creates a relief wall effect.
The result is a collection of beautiful swirls that look like layered plaster, with a great deal of detail as though tooled were used to carve its form.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a rolled canvas print online.
Info Below From Wikipedia.org
Born in Arequipa, Peru, he was the son of noted Peruvian photographer Max T. Vargas. Alberto Vargas moved to the United States in 1916 after studying art in Europe, Zurich, and Geneva prior to World War I.
While he was in Europe he came upon the French magazine La Vie Parisienne, with a cover by Raphael Kirchner, which he said was a great influence on his work.
His early career in New York included work as an artist for the Ziegfeld Follies and for many Hollywood studios. Ziegfeld hung his painting of Olive Thomas at the theater, and she was thought of as one of the earliest Vargas Girls.
Vargas’ most famous piece of film work was for the poster of the 1933 film The Sin of Nora Moran, which shows a near-naked Zita Johann in a pose of desperation. The poster is frequently named one of the greatest movie posters ever made.
He became widely noted in the 1940s as the creator of iconic World War-II era pin-ups for Esquire magazine known as “Vargas Girls.” Between 1940 and 1946 Vargas produced 180 paintings for the magazine.
The nose art of many American and Allied World War II aircraft was inspired and adapted from these Esquire pin-ups, as well as those of George Petty, and other artists.