Mel Ramos is one of the main representatives of Pop Art. In addition to his comic book heroes, Mel Ramos turned to a new topos taken from the mass media in the early 1960s, which is becoming increasingly popular among pop artists: the pin-up girls. In the course of the next few years, he will develop various variants. It remains to be seen whether Mel Ramos denounces the presentation of the female body as a pleasure object in magazines and magazines, i.e. provides a socially critical starting point, or whether he understands and glorifies the pornographic representation of women as a contemporary document. In the nineties he developed almost mythological figures, half Ramos, half Picasso with top models and Demoiselles d’Avignon with reflections and great dedication.
Mel Ramos' graphic work accompanies his painting, not always continuously and not always at the same time, and complements and extends it in many areas. His graphics have made a significant contribution to popularizing him in America and Europe, and even today, when fewer paintings are made each year than before, Mel Ramos is still an obsessive lover of women, a painter of the beautiful and naked people are not only unforgettable, but also in the current awareness of collectors and those interested in art. And with his obsession he stands in the good tradition of art history, in which the pictures of beautiful women have always played a major role, whether they were called Maria, Judith or Leta.