The shadow of Watkins II

We recently posted about Watkins’ dramatic use of shadow in several of his paintings, speculating that this was an extension of his use of photographic lighting. Here is a negative by Watkins from the 1930’s showing his interest in the cast shadow. We think the model and shadow effect are similar to this painting which we’ve also highlighted here.

WR Watkins nude with shadow negativeWR Watkins nude with shadow photo WR Watkins nude with shadow (cropped)

Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2009 under WR Watkins, William Reginald Watkins.

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