Not to state the obvious, but Egyptian themes lent themselves particularly well to the world of pin-up art. Pictured here is “Egyptian Night” from the 1930s by popular artist Rolf Armstrong. A blonde Cuacasian woman is set like a jewel amid rich decorative objects, with a stunning evening view of the Pyramids in the background. Is she a trophy bride, or victim of the slave trade? Relaxing in satisfied anticipation, or slumped in an opiate induced stupor?
Come Hither26 11 2011