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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:23 am 
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Came across this today. What delightful work! It actually looks like a modern artist doing satire of 1950s Americana rather than an actual contemporary of the period.

http://boingboing.net/2015/09/11/mid-ce ... iscon.html

Dohanos was a prolific American painter and illustrator with over 125 Saturday Evening Post covers to his credit.

The mid-century commercial painters had all sorts of weird quirks. Consider Art Frahm, who specialized in women carrying celery whose underwear elastics had failed catastrophically, resulting in knickers around their ankles.

But Donahos's speciality was, in its own way, weirder. In an era known for its grinning families and cheerful scenes, Donahos often painted discontents. Sometimes it was just in the slumped set of a boy's shoulders as his father sat him down for a heart-to-heart in the chicken coop; more often, it was in the indefinable angst on the faces of his subjects.


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This one is a little subtle. I love it:
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Tons more at the link.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:59 am 
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Last one is kinda like our weekend.

We went to the opening big fair of a local apple farm. They have a sitting area next to their BBQ pit with canopy covered tables, it was damn hot so the shade was a highly valued commodity. When we walked up there was a space available so I had my wife and son sit there while the daughter and I got in line for food. While she was sitting there, 2-3 different families tried to sit in the spots for me and the girl, she had to tell people someone was already sitting there. One person said, "Well, I don't see them here now." Luckily my wife carries a .357 with her.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:46 pm 
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Reminds me of very early Mad Magazine stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:25 am 
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Not completely along the same line of subtle sarcasm or social commentary, but I like this one...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:07 pm 
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Great stuff. I'm always amazed how illustrators throughout history are not taken seriously as artists. I don't know, but give me this guy's work, or Frank Frazetta, or NC Wyeth, over Jackson Pollack any day.

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