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Flamenco Barbie

Judy Ragagli

Flamenco Barbie

Flamenco Barbie, by Judy Ragagli, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24" Happy Cinco de Mayo! Say "ole' for this fabulous and flamboyant oil painting of a 1959 brunette vintage Barbie.  Sultry, dark, mysterious....... Flamenco Barbie is wearing a traditional Flamenco costume.  A red dress complimented by a traditional headpiece with a mantilla rose.  She is adorned with an elaborate lace veil and black pearl earrings and necklace. 


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Judy Ragagli

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BARBIE'S HISTORY Created in 1959 by Ruth and Elliot Handler, co-founders of Mattel, Barbie was an innovation destined for fame and described as a "new kind of doll from real life." She debuted as an eleven and one half inch teenage fashion model, an adult-like figurine that liberated young girls from a toy market dominated by baby dolls. The original Barbie found her roots in the existing German Bild Lilli doll, however, Mattel's version of this glamorous miniature far surpassed Lilli and any other toy of that class to become a market success with both children and adults, thus creating...