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Francesca Woodman 
Untitled, 1975-1980 
1975-1980 
  
Gelatin silver print 
14.1 x 14 cm (image) 25.2 x 20.2 cm (sheet) 
  
National Galleries of Scotland 
Acc. No. AR00351, © Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman 
  
 
LL/56797 
  
(Curatorial caption, accessed 23 November 2014)
Crouched against a dilapidated interior, Woodman conceals her face with her hand. The combination between the vintage pattern of her dress and the peeling wall behind her create an antique, romantic air. Woodman’s photographs exhibit many influences, from Symbolism and Surrealism to fashion photography and Baroque painting. She explores issues of gender and self, looking at the representation of the body in relation to its surroundings. Woodman usually puts herself in the frame, although these are not conventional self-portraits, since as she is either partially hidden, or concealed by slow exposures that blur her moving figure into a ghostly presence. This underlying fragility is emphasised by the small and intimate format of the photographs. 
 

 
  
 
  
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