A swimming figure, a female nude, art photography rendered in tones of turquoise and caramel. Her head is tilted back, eyes closed. Her mouth opens in an expression of exhilaration. One arm is outstretched, disappearing into its splash.
The visual balance of this composition is shifted by the nude figure’s position. She occupies the upper half of the rectangle, except for half of one leg.
Intricate patterns of light and shapes dance around her body. Inky indigo, brilliant highlights, and electric aquamarine form ripples and shadows. The details invite us to explore every wave and bubble.
The figure is boxed-in by shadow on three corners. She swims in an area of bright green that extends from the lower-left. Despite bright sunlight, the shadowy areas impart a chilliness. The palette, as well as her expression, imply a brisk springtime swim rather than a summer frolic.