Nude art composition
This nude art composition is a mix of demure overtones with hints of sensuality. Although the pose is not quite as modest as it may first appear. An exposed chest and conspicuously raised hips impart a decidedly impassioned allure.
The primary construction of this image is achieved through horizontal bands of bold pattern and texture. These distinct rectangular blocks of composition provide immediate structure.
Blue water with ribbons of dancing sunlight occupy nearly half of the image at the top. Thousands of green teardrop leaves fill the lower third of the image, providing a deckle edge that disrupts the repetition of straight horizontal lines. Pavement, the white pool edge, a yellow towel, and her body occupy the central zone.
In this way, this nude art composition is a mix of carefully planned and chaotic elements. The ripples of water are in constant flux and beyond control. The leaves are too numerous to be deliberately arranged. Yet the horizontal lines that divide each rectangular area were clearly a thoughtful consideration.
The towel adds a degree of context. This is not a beach towel or resort towel, it’s the size of a bath towel. This small consideration reveals the moment as a seemingly spontaneous indulgence.
The organic shape of her body and her shadow disrupt the horizontal bands of pattern. Despite the carefully arranged areas of color and pattern, the nude art composition has a spontaneous mood to it. Our vantage point is over the hedge, partly obscuring our view of the main subject. The towel that she lays on is a bath towel, smaller than a beach towel more suited to laying out.