Woman with snake by Paul Outerbridge (1938)

This photograph is titled “Woman with snake” and was taken by the artist Paul Outerbridge in the year 1938. The image portrays a woman, partially draped with leaves in the background, who appears to hold and closely interact with a sizable snake that coils around her arm and body. The woman is depicted with her eyes gently looking downwards and her lips slightly parted, in a contemplative or serene expression. She has curly hair, and the overall color palette of the image is somewhat muted with green, brown, and flesh tones punctuated by the red of her lips. The composition feels both intimate and carefully staged, a characteristic of Outerbridge’s photographic style.

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