My painting ‘The Restoration of Bettie Page’ heads for its final stage of completion. It just feels right to announce the birth of this painting by someone special and who else could do that better than High Priestess herself: Julia Filament?
The reference picture I used was slightly different from the one I used for ‘The revelation of Bettie Page (2018)’.
I found this great early picture of a young Bettie Page posing before her pin-up days of fame.
Another attempt to capture the essence of American pin-up and model Bettie Page.
This time I made Bettie somehow rectangular, circular and squareish, matching her perfect female forms to simplifyed geometric shapes, not loosing a hint of impressionistic feel of realism.
Bettie Page was an American pin-up of the 1950s that stood for her sexual liberation in an America that yet had to face the sexual revolution of the 1960s.
Another drawing by me of Bettie Page returning to surrealism again. After scrutinizing her features and estimating what her character would have been like I came to an inescapable conclusion. Eggs, rabbits, dogs and snakes could be derived from her and were essential for her expression.
With her slender body Bettie Page always has been a great model to put my project ’roundism’ on wheels. There’s not a single curve in her body that doesn’t makes me go cubistic.
American pin-up and 1950s celebrity Bettie Page in roundish forms
Bettie Page – 20-05-16