Gibson girl

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Gibson girl

classic, comely woman of illustrations (1890s). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 283]
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Artists who mirrored American dreams, like Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell, as well as those who dreamed up what now seem quaint sex fantasies, like George Petty, Alberto Vargas, and Tom of Finland, have become as distant as Victorian narrative painting and Gibson girls, which means we can start to look at them for both pure pleasure and more high-minded studies of art and culture.
Undine's character in fact reiterates the dominant narrative of the waning Gibson Girl she resembles.
Like the Gibson Girl's elaborate but enticingly loose coiffure, the vitality of Undine's red hair suggests the wave-like motion of her desires.