“Pin-up 2; Couleurs et mines de plomb” © 2011 is a compilation of earlier pinup art, with airbrush feel, by French artist Alain Aslan.
“Pin-up2” is largely a book of paintings, as such its language is primarily the universally recognized langauge of images. Like “Pin-up,” also by Aslan, “Pin-up2” has very few words,… those few words being writ in French.
Aslan’s style is often a photo-realistic one of color pin-ups very much like those of Olivia De Berardinis and Alberto Vargas.
- Click here for review of “Albert Vargas Vignettes” by Vargas
- Click here for review of “Vargas” by Vargas
- Click here for review of Olivia’s “Let Them Eat Cheesecake, The Art of Olivia“
- Click here for review of Alsan’s “Pin-up“
Alsan’s pin-up art in Oui Magazine, along with the works of Olivia and Vargas, has been an influence on my current painterly style of pin-up work.
- Click here to see a sample of my current photographic painterly pin-up look
You may have seen Alsan’s work without knowing its attribution due to his cryptic signature which looks something like AsLam, or AsPam, etc … It’s Aslan.
The Aslan style I prefer is one of Confident Sexuality, Photo Realistic with Perfect Smooth Skin, Joyously Exuberant Expressions, and is exemplified by “Pin-up2‘s” cover art.
“Pin-up” exemplifies this, my preferred Aslan style, thorough out its contents.
“Pin-up2” includes very few examples of this photo realistic style, along with many image examples from several other Aslan styles…
Another predominant style is an airbrush textured look, with a baby doll faces, with eyes so large and plastic that the illusion of reality is immediately broken. Not my favorite style and fairly heavily represented in this volume…
Of course, in art there is taste … No accounting for taste.
IMHO, the work in “Pin-up” is generally of a finer detail and quality, which overall better captures the mature emotions of Aslan’s subjects. In medium, expression and execution, I prefer and recommend “Pin-up” over “Pin-up2.”
The size of a magazine, “Pin-up2” is soft cover with 128 pages, by far the most of these containing full-page sized art samples of Aslan’s nude artworks.