The Artist (Jorgie) 2/10


  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 24×16 inches/61×41 cm
  • Paper: 26×18 inches/66×46 cm



Art-ID: JM1_2174 Category: Collections: ,

In this limited edition signed art nude titled “The Artist”, Jorgie poses with an easel and paintbrush. These are items we found in this working painter’s studio. Her classical pose exudes a sense of ease and strength. With feet together and legs straight, she arches backwards and reaches toward the ceiling. She grasps the large brush in both hands. Her head is tilted up and her hair hangs behind the full lengths of her back. An open mouth signals an expression of emotion.

The floor is strewn with paint, debris, and, seemingly, bits of the floor itself. The easel is simple. The grid of ice-blue blocks in the luminous window are in disrepair. Cobwebs, cracks, and dirt cover the old glass.

The window occupies the top two half of the frame. The lower half is predominantly negative space. An easel forms an A-frame near the center of the composition. The strategic placement of the easel widens the appeal of this sensual composition. The left riser of the easel aligns with her torso and legs. Her pose is rigid and upright, echoing that of the easel.

This limited edition signed art nude makes use of a limited color palette. The negative space is predominantly cool blues. The foreground subjects are a range of caramels. Only her hair and a few shadows through the form approach neutral tones. The limited range of hues imparts a narrative, illustrative feeling.

The sharp lines of the easel merge with the golden figure, almost merging. The figure and easel shimmers in light that wraps around her form. The striking ice-blue blocks shine behind them.


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