High-Light: Patrick Nagel

You know all of those prints of women holding roses at nail salons, etc.  - those are images inspired by the works of American artist, Patrick Nagel. His work is recognized easily, with his signature model with dark hair and full lips - also from Duran Duran's album cover for "Rio", which was illustrated by Nagel. His style of working has indirect influences from Art Deco works. He would start his process of these prints with a photograph (he worked with many Play Boy bunnies as well), and from there he would get down to this flat image, but with his use of color and line, this makes the image jump out at you, making his  work relatable and an easy reference to the beauty of the woman form.

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