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Limited to 10 prints, each signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas

Sarah is nearly contained by a square frame for this iconic image. Equal proportions of height and width suggest conformity but she has made an unlikely and fascinating choice to exist with the frame rather than within it. Icy blues and muted bronze help create a moment that is static yet tension-filled.

Although the area surrounding the figure, as well as the highlights on her skin may appear neutral or white, upon closer inspection they are a light blue.

Image size: 20x20 inches (51x51cm)
Paper size: 22×22 inches (56x56cm)
Available unframed, shipped rolled in sturdy double-walled tube

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.

This limited edition giclée print is made with archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this heavyweight (300 gram/24 mil) premium paper is engineered for exceptional contrast and crisp images. Your art investment will be enjoyed for generations. Properly displayed, this print will last without noticeable fading or change in color for well over 100 years. A certificate of authenticity is included.

Materials used:

archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper

Square Nude - limited edition 2/10 (2015)


  • Colour photograph (Giclée), Paper
  • From a limited edition of 10
  • Size: 22 × 22 × 0.02 in (unframed) / 20 × 20 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front
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