Composition is held together by two limber bodies, positioned in an artificial exhibit of affection.
Athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and life, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos.
Juxtaposing black and white perfect male body to one another, the artist here introduces linearity into the piece held together by strong black and white contrasts.
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A New Kind of Collaboration Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, silver print, 1982.
Fascinated with her strong and classically beautiful body, Mapplethorpe made more nudes of Lisa Lyon, the upper depicting all the muscular strength she possesses, while hinting the kink in black straps wrapped around her.
And despite the way that medium — paper — seems far less strapping than stone, it was no less remarkable: a valued image of a powerful woman was finally begetting more images of a powerful woman.