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Francesca Woodman 
Untitled, 1975-1980 
1975-1980 
  
Gelatin silver print 
14 x 13 cm (image) 25.2 x 25.2 cm (sheet) 
  
National Galleries of Scotland 
Acc. No. AR00357, © Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman 
  
 
LL/56794 
  
(Curatorial caption, accessed 23 November 2014)
Woodman has carefully balanced a door at an unusual angle across the room, and hidden herself underneath creating an unsettling sense of claustrophobia. This image is from a series of photographs using doors as props, made while a student in New York. Alone and naked, she seems vulnerable, as she undertakes a voyage of personal self-exploration. The unusually placed items and desolate setting in this photograph create a mystical, transcendental quality in the tradition of Surrealism. The precariously placed, heavy object bears an uncanny resemblance to Richard Serra’s sculpture 'Strike (for Roberta and Rudy)' (1969-71). 
 

 
  
 
  
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