Nude Model Two is an archival print from an original painting by Lyle Suter. The artwork is undated and one of two paintings of nude models in the Lyle Suter Private Collection.
Mr. Suter’s Nude One painting features a tasteful image of a full length woman figure, with her right arm and hand providing discreet cover of her upper body. Her stance is confident, backed by a self-assured facial expression and beautiful turquoise eyes.
The nude figure is a tradition in Western art, and has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities. It was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek art, and after a semi-dormant period in the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance (Wikipedia). In May 2018 a Pablo Picasso painting of a teenage nude girl with flowers was purchased for $115 million. Painted in 1905 during Picasso’s Rose Period, Young Girl with a Flower Basket was originally sold for $30 or the equivalent of $800 in 2018.