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Willy Kessels: standing nude, Brussels ca. 1930

Image of 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.
Professionally matted.

ca. 23,7 x 10 cm, Silver print with photographer's blue ink stamp on the back.
ca. 1930's

Literature:
Pool Andries: Willy Kessels fotografie 1930-1960, FoMu Antwerpen, 2010