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  • From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A. K. Nicholas
  • Image: 22×22 inches/56×56 cm
  • Paper: 24×24 inches/61×61 cm


Art-ID: JM1_3018 Category: Collections: ,


Two halves of a square form the background for this instance of artistic nude photography. A golden figure reaches for the top of a concrete surface. Above, rich blue sky creates contrast. The division is nearly straight and centered. Her head protrudes into the blue half. Her back and buttocks cast a strong shadow in the foreground.

The nude woman’s face is hidden in mystery, a hint of her features gives indications of her mind and spirit. It is mostly through body language that we learn about her. She is pressed to the surface, back curved, chin raised.

A variety of details punctuate this artistic nude photography. Texture, lines, cracks, and pocks accent the concrete. The nude’s backside is dusted with sand. Her hair creates a focal point with it’s texture. White clouds streak through the smooth blue sky.

Her body’s vibrant color stands out against the neutral backdrop. This is balanced by the intensity of the sky above.

The overall mood of the artwork is static, balanced with vertical and horizontal divisions of the square. Compare this to a dynamic square image of the same subject, this artwork of a dancer leaping in the air.

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