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From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Image size: 20×30 inches, 51×76 cm
Paper size: 22×32 inches, 56×81 cm
Artwork is expertly packed, insured, and guaranteed to arrive undamaged.

This limited edition archival photograph is made with the best quality inks on heavyweight museum-grade paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this premium process produces exceptional contrast and crisp images. Properly displayed, this artwork will last without noticeable fading or change in color for generations (well over 100 years). A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included.

The word formation has two meaning for me. The pair of women are joining together. Additionally, the colors and positions remind me of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam portion of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In this case, we have female figures in the roles. The activity is temporal, implying what is about to happen, as we witness an instant before the two women join hands.

This image is grainy and jarring, blurring the line between photography and traditional media.

I call this technique a false-color image, restrained to a particular subset of colors. The method is inspired by oil painting, where the artist chooses a palette and also pays homage to the classic technique of hand-colored photography. Although the colors are conceivable, they deviate from reality. The process shares other aspects with painting, being applied selectively to areas on the image. Painters will often tint shadows and highlights differently in order to give a greater illusion of depth as well as evoking an emotional response. Additionally a warm-toned subject appears to protrude from cool-toned surroundings.

Artfinder curators have used this image to promote their nudes collection.

Materials used:

archival pigment photograph

Formation (nude swimmers) (2017)

$580

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