Willy Kessels: standing nude, Brussels ca. 1930
A beautiful female nude by Willy Kessels (1898-1974). The pose refers to the story of Phryné.
The silver print is of a very soft texture. It makes the photo even more fragile. This is one of the many nude studies W. Kessels made in the 1930's. They have a nice modernist quality. This Belgian photographer was inspired by the work of Moholy-Nagy and printed also several photograms and collages.
ca. 23,7 x 10 cm, Silver print with photographer's blue ink stamp on the back.
Pool Andries: Willy Kessels fotografie 1930-1960, FoMu Antwerpen, 2010