Empress

$940.00

  • From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 24×36 inches/61×91 cm
  • Paper: 26×38 inches/66×97 cm

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A fine art nude photograph of a woman swimming. Her salmon-hued body glows against the intense aquamarine surroundings. The water exhibits jewel-like qualities of deep shadows and brilliant reflections. The exact context is an enigma, she appears to be in a pool, but her surroundings are not shown. An uneven terrain in the depths however, challenge our assumptions.

The colors range from touches of pale blue and flickering reflections to deep turquoise that fades into black. Dazzling sunlight dances on the ripples, explaining the motion of the water over her nude body. Her curves are vaguely visible beneath the surface. Although concealed by refraction the image communicates a sensual voluptuousness nonetheless.

All of her limbs are bent at near right angles, implying motion. Her head is turned, peering almost over her shoulder. Her gaze is deliberate, locked on a nearby, yet unseen to us, target. We are left to imaging her thoughts and encounters.

Her body creates a near diagonal from the upper left to lower right of the fine art nude. Radiant colors surround her form. The upper right section of water dramatically fades into darkness. Her back, legs, and buttocks are illuminated, as is the far rim of her face. However, the majority of her face is shadowy, adding to a sense of mystery.

Compare the crisp qualities of this image to this time lapse nude which shares same subject, color scheme, and location, but results in a different visual effect.

 

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