InPlayboy magazine published a pictorial feature on Vargas' nudes, which drew the attention of publisher Hugh Hefner. When Vargas and Esquire went their separate ways inthe artist immediately embarked upon a project to publish his own yearly calendar. In the meantime, the magazine published an Esquire Calendar for that consisted completely of unsigned Vargas paintings.
He was A family spokesman said the Peruvian-born artist, who was born Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chavez, died of a heart attack last Dec. The creator of the 'Vargas Girl' would have been 88 on Feb.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. By the end ofAlberto Vargas was riding high.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. I grew up with more-liberal-than-thou, hippie parents, so art involving nudity has always been a part of my life -- so much so that it has made me a more modest human than most of the people I surround myself with I'm looking at you, naked roommates. But as I settled in to watch the documentary about Page that I felt I had been waiting my whole life to see, I realized that, prude or not, I'm fascinated by the phenomenon of naked women in popular culture.
He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have sold and continue to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. While he was in Europe he came upon the French magazine La Vie Parisiennewith a cover by Raphael Kirchnerwhich he said was a great influence on his work.
The pin-up art as a genre has its specific roots and has to be perceived in a broader context. Aside from the strict treatment of sexuality through the art history, the pin-up developed fully during the 2oth century modernism. This phenomenon grew simultaneously with the changing social circumstances and a general need for more freedom regardless of the prescribed canons of morality.
Alberto Vargas was born in the city of Arequipa, Peru, on February 9, No one could have predicted that a humble son from a remote Andean town would create a legacy that both shaped and reflected the ideals of American beauty in the 20th century. As a boy he assisted his father in the studio—all the while learning the ins-and-outs of photography and artistic techniques including the retouching of negatives and the use of airbrushing.
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Known as Alberto Vargas he was born in Arequipa, Peru in and is probably the most famous of the pin-up artists. His paintings regularly sell for many thousands of pounds and have been printed millions of times. When the outbreak of World War I forced him to leave his studies in Europe and head for home a stop off in New York City would change his life - he stayed in the United States.