ARTIST ROOMS

Francesca WoodmanUntitled 1975-80

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Artist
Francesca Woodman (1958‑1981)
Title
Untitled
Date 1975-80
MediumPhotograph, gelatine silver print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 98 x 105 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00362
On loan to Bodelwyddan Castle (Bodelwyddan, UK)

Online caption

Most of this photograph is bathed in a blinding light, whilst a half dressed-female disappears into it. In stark contrast is the black chair in the foreground, onto which a fur stole has been casually thrown. Fur is a common Surrealist motif; seen here alongside a naked female it seems to suggest feral sexuality. Woodman’s photographs explore issues of gender and self, looking at the representation of the body in relation to its surroundings. She usually puts herself in the frame most often, hovering between voyeur and seductress… (read more)

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