The Characters Of Betty Boop

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INTRODUCTION Betty Boop is considered as one of the first and most well-known female characters on the animated screen, she was a reminder of the more carefree days, her reputation was drawn mainly from adult viewers and contained many sensual and psychological components. In saying that, Betty Boop was distinctive among female cartoon characters because she embodied a sensual woman. Interestingly, Jean Paul Gaultier is a provocative troublemaker, always developing new possibilities by investigating themes of unisex and gender diversity (Vosnaki 2012). It was vital to him to work on themes of the skin, the strong, sensual woman with corsets and different cultures, thus, Jean Paul’s themes relate to the character of Betty Boop. Therefore,…show more content…
In saying that, it is inspired by corsets, lingerie and dresses, thus, designed as a curvaceous corseted bottle with a cheeky tin can presenting a strong social message and inspired by popular culture (Vosnaki 2012). Thus, in the image, Betty Boop is shown as a cabaret dancer; lustful, voluptuous, alluring and free spirited. In relation to the above statement, the provocative, saucy, rebellious and witty character is similar to the Avant garde movement by means of comparing it to the experimental works, with challenging designs, provocative, humorous, satirical, witty and kitch characteristics (Widewalls…show more content…
Thus, both the perfume design is eclectic and the movement itself has an eclectic mixture of various design styles, where it became a ubiquitous label eclectically applied to art, which broke aesthetic and moral taboos and was said to be nontraditional in form(Tate [SA]). Also, the development of fresh, surprising ideas in visual art, in culture by over-exaggerating embellishment, process of uncovering the variety of meanings(Vosnaki 2012). Thus, this can be seen as Gaultier played with gender, his designs had a love for counter culture and was a creation in itself not in retrospection(Vosnaki
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