A reclined nude stares directly at the viewer, rendered in steely gray tones. A heavy metal chain lays stretched loose on the floor before her. The image bares vague echoes of Édouard Manet’s Olympia, Titian’s Venus and Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus mixed with elements of modern pin-up. The subject is iconic, an idealized symbol of beauty against a formless background. The frank display of sexuality invites judgement, yet she is unselfconscious. She is unattached, unchained.