Poster for W. Hardy's production of Hamlet, 1894 by The Beggarstaff Brothers Four-color stencil and hand-painting on grey-brown wrapping paper: pale grey, buff, brown and black. (William Nicholson and James Pryde)
I enjoy color palettes (I guess these are warm earth tones?), but I also like hot pinks and brighter colors. I'm not super into or early color palettes. I have a pink bathroom. I am not afraid of color.
The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.