A rattling mix: spies, beauties, Nazis and heroes in stunning illustrations by Mort KunstlerBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/a-rattling-mix-spies-beauties-nazis-and-heroes-in-stunning-illustrations-by-mort-kunstler
The artist Mort Kunstler is known for his vivid live works, which bring to life scenes from American history. Especially often the artist turns to the themes of the American War of Independence and the Civil War. His works can often be found in books and calendars, and exhibitions are held with great success throughout the country.
Take a look at the illustrations of the master, in whose works sex, war, espionage and history are miraculously intertwined.
Mort Kunstler began his career by drawing illustrations for men's magazines in the 1950s.
Most of the plots were filled with images of brave handsome men, fearless adventurers and freedom fighters.
Usually the artist signed his works with screaming headlines, for example, "Deadly orgy of a leopard woman" or "Martens tore my flesh!".
The young and talented Kunstler was in great demand from the most famous publishers of that time. They competed with each other to entice the artist to work for them.
The illustrator created for the most popular American magazines, such as "True", "Adventure", "American Weekly" and others.
Adventure men's publications published exciting war stories, stories about escaping from the clutches of danger, descriptions of deadly fights with wild animals and erotic stories.
Mort Kunstler always tried to make the illustrations as realistic as possible, and he succeeded 100%.
The sexual subtext confused the artist a little, sometimes he even refused some suggestions about this style of work. But if I took on such a project— the result was amazing.
At that time, the standards of sexuality were different: what is now considered the norm was defiant and vulgar. Therefore, the Kunstler always "covered" the female breast with long hair or a torn shirt.
These vivid realistic paintings seem to live their own lives. A world filled with adventure, danger and freedom delights and beckons. Art is designed to give a person emotions of delight and cause a storm of feelings in him, and Mort Kunstler definitely succeeds.