She initially studied realism and naturalism, but later moved towards fauvism and expressionism. Largely unknown at the time of her death, her vast and quirky correspondence collection was discovered and published, bringing her life and art into the limelight. Becker often displayed primitivist tendencies in her raw, pasty style of painting. Heavy shapes, thick fauve-style outlines, matt colour mainly water pigments rather than oils gave her portraits an unusual, modern flat quality. She said quite openly that her heavy forms, thick lines, flat colours, as well as her associations between naked bodies and nature, were all inspired by what she perceived as the essential, eternal, primitive truths of local peasants and German earth.
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Lets start this tutorial with a warning. This post is about Nude Photography and does cover a topic that some may find offensive. At first I thought she was joking but she was quite serious. She wanted someone that she could trust and someone who she thought could take a decent shot. We set up a time for the shoot at my home and I set up a simple make shift home studio. Below are some of the lessons that I learned from the experience. The first shots I took were quite bad and we quickly realized that we or I were not prepared.
Secret portrait of British artist hidden behind another canvas by admirer 21 Sep Yet for many people it was a breath of fresh air, a graphic declaration that women artists were entitled to paint on the same terms as men. It certainly made Knight a star. Her paintings sold to museums and collectors worldwide, turning her into a household name. Throughout her year career she continued to search out subjects that were somehow off-kilter: