Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Energetic

Intentionally or not (probably not), this energetic painting, by George Petty intended for the 1965 Ice Capades, utilizes techniques similar to the Leyendecker brothers — a bit of the modeling of J.C. in the hair and fabric, and the spicy carnival coloring and staging of F.X.

The painting is pure Petty of the 60s, but it revitalizes techniques from decades before.

George Petty — Ice Capades — 1965

3 comments:

Kendra Melton said...

beautiful! i LOVE Petty! haven't looked at his work in a while though so what a great refresher :]

Sim said...

Petty is one of my favorites.
I like pin up girls so much!
Thank you for this beautiful image & its clever comment.

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