Nude with mask and hat by Paul Outerbridge (c. 1936)

The photograph “Nude with mask and hat” by artist Paul Outerbridge dates back to around 1936. It depicts a person standing with their back to the camera. The individual is mostly unclothed, except for high-heeled shoes, one fishnet stocking on the right leg, and a top hat placed on their head. They are also wearing a yellow mask that covers the eyes and part of the nose, adding an element of disguise or anonymity. The person is positioned against a backdrop featuring a diamond-shaped pattern that gives a sense of depth to the composition. The lighting and pose create a mix of elegance and mystery, typical of Outerbridge’s innovative and often provocative photographic style that he was exploring during the 1930s.

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