Nude with bandleader’s jacket by Paul Outerbridge (c. 1936)

The photograph “Nude with Bandleader’s jacket” was created by the artist Paul Outerbridge around 1936. This image features a nude figure from behind wearing a bandleader’s jacket. The jacket is adorned with fringed epaulets and appears to be ornate with decorations typical of a bandleader or military figure. The person is standing against a wall with their hands raised, possibly in a gesture of either dance or surrender. The lighting and pose create dramatic shadows and highlight the contours of the subject’s body as well as the details of the jacket. The backdrop has a somewhat mottled appearance, possibly mimicking a spotlight effect, which places further emphasis on the subject matter.

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