Backstage Folies-Bergères by Brassaï, 1931/32
Yva Richard Studio, France, circa 1927
Pin-ups and Their Reference Photos
Every artist has to start somewhere. It’s fun to compare the photo to the painting and see what the artist chose to exaggerate or change completely. Though there’s a spark of life and personality in the faces of some of these models that the artist either couldn’t or chose not to capture. Glad the original photos survived.