Presentation on theme: "Francesca Woodman 1958 - 1981. Just the Facts Born April 3, 1958 in Denver, CO. Daughter of artists—mother sculpted and created ceramics, father painted."— Presentation transcript:
I would rather die young leaving various accomplishments, some work, my friendship with you, and some other artifacts intact, instead of pell-mell erasing all of these delicate things. – Francesca Woodman Nov. 1980 (in a letter to friend Sloan Rankin)
Themes: Angels, ghosts, death. Natural reality (nudity is not to flatter or titillate). Fading, blending in, disappearing, confinement. Breaking the Male Gaze.
Styles: Slow shutter speeds. Square (usually) formats instead of horizontal. Natural light when possible.
Woodman’s Influence Today Many photographs, especially those in advertisements, show elements of Woodman’s style.