Thursday, May 04, 2006

50's scrapbook







I scanned these images from a scrapbook I found long ago in a London's dustbin. The owner had collected these joyful images from American magazines, possibly to create an illusory optimistic vision far away from the grim realities of life in 50's Britain.

6 Comments:

Blogger Elliot said...

You spend a lot of time going through bins?

1:45 pm  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Viendo estas ilustraciones es fácil entender la facilidad con que U.S.A. exportó al mundo la fascinación y el deseo por el "american way of life". Basta comparar los colores, el optimismo y la "salud" de estas imágenes con la severidad adusta de las alemanas de las primeras décadas del siglo que Oscar colgó aquí abajo.
Por otra parte como ilustraciones me parecen excelentes pero es notable el valor agregado que supone la sugestión psicológica que transmiten.

1:48 pm  
Blogger Nick Sung said...

Great post Oscar!
I find the work that you post very invigorating and very inspirational! These are a terrific find; are you familiar with the American painter Richard Sargent? He's sort of in this vein as well.

Thanks for the great posting!

3:23 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Thanks, Nick for directing me to Sargent's work. I didn't know him by name but I certainly knew his work. He was an excellent artist!!
I visited few times the Society of American Illustrators in New York and always found it more interesting than MoMa or the Metropolitan Museum.

6:59 pm  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!:O)

7:38 pm  
Blogger Rebekit said...

These postings are real beauties.

During my college years it was mandatory for us to visit the Society of Illustrators once per semester, viewed a lot of quality illustration there, they also had student contests, A very talented classmate had work selected for their student exhibition.

12:57 am  

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