Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Female Nude Art - Frank Frazetta

I'm starting a new feature here at The Yank: Female nude art. I love the female form, and female nude art is an expression of that form. Don't worry, there isn't going to be any explicit material or porn, just what I consider tasteful renderings in paintings, drawings, and photography. And since it's my site, I determine what is tasteful. Remember, there is a disclaimer at the top of the sidebar, and if the reader finds this distasteful or offensive, you are free to skip these entries or start your own blog. My hope, however, is that you will enjoy these features.

We'll begin with an artist with whom many of you may be familiar and is one of my favorites, Frank Frazetta. He is most noted for his art-work on the original Buck Rogers comics, Tarzan, and Conan the Barbarian. His paintings, "Death Dealer" and "Dark Kingdom" were featured on the album covers of two albums from the Southern rock band, Molly Hatchet - the first self-titled and the second, Flirtin' With Disaster.

Frazetta also drew female nudes. One of his trademark techniques was the use of exaggerated body features; his male figures were very muscled and symmetrical, and his females curvy and vivacious, also well-toned and symmetrical. His paintings juxtaposed elements of fantasy, science fiction, mythology, nature, and Gothic eroticism.

More information on Frazetta and his works can also be found at Wikipedia.

Here are a few samples of Frazetta's female nudes.


"Castle of Sin"


"Catgirl"


"Princess and the Panther"


"Princess of Mars"

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7 Comments:

Blogger Vilmar said...

Frtazetta's great. That Boris guy was no slouch, either.

10:25 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Oldcatman said...

The only thing that has bothered me about HIS art
is----WHY IN THE HELL CAN'T I CREATE LIKE THAT!

A master of art!

3:49 AM GMT+12  
Blogger Joe Ramen said...

Vilmar, I agree.

OCM, I don't know, and, yes, he was a master.

12:19 PM GMT+12  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I don't know who this Frank Frazetta is. But just make sure you're not breaking any rules Artists tend to get angry if you put up their stuff without getting their permission.

Allan Kelly had the same problem a while back.

As for the artwork, I like Josephine Wall. You can check out her work here:

http://www.josephine-wall-imagination-art.com/Originals/Original%20Art.htm

1:41 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Joe Ramen said...

Lisa, I presented a brief background on Frazetta and provided a link.

Thanks for the warning about artists and their copyright issues; Mae told me the same thing, LOL! I had already considered that, but in the end I said to hell with it. I'm not profiting in any way from presenting their art since I don't make any money from the blog - it's ad free. I am not claiming their art as my own and give full credit to the artist. If they happen to find out and make their objections known to me, I will remove it.

If that is not good enough for them, and they want blood from a stone, they can go ahead and try to get it. The worst they can do is shut me down.

6:48 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Joe Ramen said...

Lisa,

I just had a look at the Josephine Wall site, and she has some really nice stuff. But where's the nekkid womens? (running and ducking as Lisa takes a swing!) LOL!

10:24 PM GMT+12  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Sorry Joe. You don't need me to help you find "nekkid" women.

1:44 PM GMT+12  

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