Nude and Amphora
This image was originally commissioned by Nivea for an sponsored exhibition inspired by skin and the body in the Mission Gallery in London.
I produced a series of three related images with the same model, which were exhibited together, and later auctioned for charity. The theme was the human body, and the beauty of skin, as required by Nivea who produce skin cream and beauty products.
I sought to evoke a classical ideal of beauty, posing the nude model on a table with a simple geometric material, and contrasting the curves of the female form with the analogous forms of the amphora, a symbol of the classical world.
This Nude, amphora and fan was in part inspired by the “Baigneuse of Valpinçon” by the great French neo-classical painter Ingres. I wrapped a turban on the model’s head, and also draped a silk cloth around her hips, as if to preserve her modesty. She gently cools herself with a white fan, which contrasts sharply with the black background.
This image is available to purchase as a limited edition print in various sizes, please enquire for larger or other custom sizes.
These prices are for unframed archival giclée prints on heavyweight Hahnemülhe 100% cotton photo rag paper.
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It can be framed in a variety of different options.
This can easily be shipped in a cardboard tube to anywhere in the world.
This image was originally conceived as a triptych (a series of 3) which were shown together at an exhibition at the Mission Gallery in London. Here you can see the entire set – click on each to see larger versions.
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