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Francesca Woodman By Corey Keller Jennifer Blessing,

  • Title: Francesca Woodman
  • Author: Corey Keller Jennifer Blessing
  • ISBN: 9781935202660
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Artists who arrive fully formed at a young age always dazzle, and Francesca Woodman was one of the most gifted and dazzling artist prodigies in recent history In 1972, the 13 year old Woodman made a black and white photograph of herself sitting at the far end of a sofa in her home in Boulder, Colorado Her face is obscured by her hair, light radiates from an unseen sourceArtists who arrive fully formed at a young age always dazzle, and Francesca Woodman was one of the most gifted and dazzling artist prodigies in recent history In 1972, the 13 year old Woodman made a black and white photograph of herself sitting at the far end of a sofa in her home in Boulder, Colorado Her face is obscured by her hair, light radiates from an unseen source behind her out at the viewer through her right hand This photograph typifies much of what would characterize Woodman s work to come a semi obscured female form merging with or flailing against a somewhat bare and often dilapidated interior In an oeuvre of around 800 photographs made in just nine years, Woodman performed her own body against the textures of wallpaper, door frame, baths and couches, radically extending the Surrealist photography of Man Ray, Hans Bellmer and Claude Cahun and creating a mood and language all her own In the 30 years since her untimely death, Woodman has gained a following among successive generations of artists and photographers, a testament to her work s undeniable immediacy and enduring appeal Amid a renewed intensification of interest in Francesca Woodman, this volume is published for a major touring exhibition of her photographs and films at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Containing many previously unpublished photographs, it is the definitive Francesca Woodman monograph.Francesca Woodman 1958 1981 was born in Denver, Colorado, to the well known artists George and Betty Woodman In 1975 she attended the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 1979 she moved to New York, to attempt to build a career in photography In 1981, at the age of 22, she committed suicide.
    Francesca Woodman Artists who arrive fully formed at a young age always dazzle and Francesca Woodman was one of the most gifted and dazzling artist prodigies in recent history In the year old Woodman made a b

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    1. I ll admit I was a bit under whelmed by this, my first serious exposure to Woodman s work I suppose her obsessive, and dramatic, self depictions were probably influential to the likes of Cindy Sherman, who I greatly admire, and who has herself gone on to influence myriad, particularly female, photographers But I don t mind saying that I find Sherman s work significantly discursively dynamic than what I saw of Woodman s which is gothically alluring, but, I found, repetitive and one dimensional C [...]

    2. A catalogue of an exhibition at SFMOMA, with three medium length essays on the artist s work I was introduced to Francesca Woodman through the highly recommended documentary The Woodmans As others have pointed out,while a few of Francesca s photographs are arguably masterpieces, most have a very experimental, work in progress feel to them What is interesting about her is not her existing body of work, but the promise left unfulfilled by her tragic death, the hothouse environment in which she gre [...]

    3. A greatly under appreciated artist, who created the body of her work while young, and died by her own hand at the age of twenty two Haunting.

    4. I always get emotional looking at a body of work from an artist who not only died young, but by their own hand You can see limitless potential It s a sad realization that they could not see that in their own life That being said, Francesca Woodman is a master at showing brazen, haunting depictions of woman in their truest forms in bleak settings The intimate photographs are captivating and eerie, some showing raw power and emotion, other shots feel like the subject is trapped in an invisible cag [...]

    5. Woodman s work features a combination of the physical form with contrasting environments like dilapidated buildings or personal living spaces They re dark and segmented and her composition is great This book features her photographs and series divided into four different locations Rhode Island 75 78 , Italy 77 78 , New Hampshire 80 , and New York 80 81 Since this book was published in conjunction with a newly curated show in SF MOMA, there is a feature in the back of all of the pieces in the sho [...]

    6. If these photographs create a place far too mysterious to enter with words, how will you never ignore them The academic language of essays, with exception made for Keller s contribution, which at least discusses technique, butts up against the deep limitations of research, institutions, and writing Your private journals Your own performance, skin against glass As an angel, or blurred in your own way, dealing with the omnipresent decrepitude of the physical world, as you will The forces that you [...]

    7. This is the catalog that accompanies the Francesca Woodman exhibition at SF MOMA, which we saw earlier this month She was a remarkable, mysterious, and prolific talent The show and this catalog include a number of her images I hadn t seen before.

    8. Wow And wow I will never look at a picture the same way again after seeing Woodman s photos It s the only photography monograph I ve ever purchased for my own collection There is a load of inspiration here.

    9. As fotografias da Francesca, s o bel ssimas, extremamente tocantes e ao mesmo tempo tem alguma ternura incompreens vel Brutais e ao mesmo tempo elegantes.

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