Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Up against the wall

The position of this model is interesting.  I like the combination of his hands against the wall with the interesting positioning of the feet.  Perhaps my life model friend David can comment.



  1. It truly is a unique pose. I noticed these models all seem to have long hair.

    1. Maybe we'll get a comment from somebody who knows a lot about historical hair styles. I do know that longish hair was popular for a time in the second half of the 19th Century when these photos were made.

  2. Certainly an interesting pose. With Marconi's work some seem to be conventional poses. In that the stance is related to the time that an experienced, unsupported model could comfortably maintain a pose. Others, poses that, without visible support the model could not maintain. This one I would say about 30 minutes. The twist in the rear, as well as adding interest, also stabilises the pose. As you can see the weight is mostly on the right leg. In a line up to the neck. The tilted head adds balance. As does the left hand. I think. As ever, I try it, wiggle into place and give my verdict. He may also be leaning in slightly.