Hope Breeze Cloth 8/10


  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs (very limited stock remaining)
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 15.9×20 inches/40×51 cm
  • Paper: 17.9×22 inches/45×56 cm


Limited edition art nude photograph

This limited edition art nude photograph depicts the nude form in nature. The elements of landscape: sea, sky, and beach, contrast with the unclothed human form.

Hope strikes a whimsical pose about two hours before sunset, enveloped by a sheer cloth blowing in the wind. Clouds, cloth, and oyster shells serve to create interlocking patterns in this composition. The curves and pleats of the cloth envelope the nude woman; framed by the smooth shape. Her gesture is whimsical; her body merges with the billowy white. The spontaneous image communicates an immediacy that is universally understood.

Each element of this composition serves to emphasize the figure. The somber tones of gray and white in the sky radiate from the nude woman’s body. This top third of the photograph frames the subject. The unusual positioning of the horizon bisects the image in alignment with her hips.

A soft shadow on the ground connects her visually, though we cannot see where her feet are planted. She seems to glow on the overcast day; an emotional and physical light in the muted colors of the seascape.

This limited edition art nude photograph is in collections in Belgium, Canada, and across the United States. Very limited availability. Seascapes are part of the tradition of landscape art and intersect with maritime art. The term “seascape” was coined near the end of the 1700s. The pairing of a nude female and a seascape is not uncommon in painting, drawing, photography, and other art forms. The image is comparable to a landscape nude of the same woman, but in a mountain field, rather than the oceanfront.

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