Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Crash Landing

Google Images has been hit and miss lately when it comes to photo IDs, but they
 pegged this last one as from Der Akt, Max Koch's 1890-ish book of male nudes.
Looks like a crash landing to me.



  1. To me, the photographer was posing the model on the up-ended lounge, to create the look of him falling for a future painting. The way he's holding his hands adds to the effect of that as well. I've had to pose my models in odd poses like this to create the desired effect in some of my figure drawings/paintings.

    1. Thanks for your point of view. Koch's works were indeed used as artists' references by some and seen simply as art itself by others.