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The Resource Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits, Frances Borzello

Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits, Frances Borzello

Label
Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits
Title
Seeing ourselves
Title remainder
women's self-portraits
Statement of responsibility
Frances Borzello
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fresh, richly illustrated book is the first in-depth presentation of how women artists have chosen to picture themselves. Beginning with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts, Borzello reconstructs an overlooked genre and provides essential contextual information. She moves on to sixteenth-century Italy, where Sofonisba Anguissola painted one of the longest known series of self-portraits, recording her features from adolescence to old age. In 1630, Artemisia Gentileschi depicted herself as the personification of painting, and at the same time in the Netherlands Judith Leyster portrayed herself at her easel, as a relaxed, self-assured professional. In the 1700s, women from Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun to Angelica Kauffman conveyed, each in her own way, ideas of femininity and the artist's passion for her chosen field. And in the nineteenth century, as the doors to art schools began to open to women, self-portraits by the likes of Berthe Morisot, Marie Bashkirtseff, and photographers such as Alice Austen resonated with a newfound self-confidence. Seeing Ourselves concludes with the breaking of taboos in the twentieth century. Paula Modersohn-Becker imagines herself pregnant in her fantasy nude of 1906; Alice Neel paints herself naked at the age of eighty; and Frida Kahlo explicitly renders her own physical pain in a self-portrait complete with nails piercing her skin. And in recent decades, Cindy Sherman explores identity by transforming herself over and over into a cast of different characters, posing the questions that all the women in this enthralling book have faced when "seeing" themselves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borzello, Frances
Dewey number
704/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N71
LC item number
.B673 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women artists
  • Self-perception in women
  • Women artists
  • Self-perception in women
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Zelfportretten
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Vrouwen
  • Vrouwelijke kunstenaars
  • Autoportraits
  • Femmes artistes
  • Perception de soi chez la femme
  • Femmes artistes
  • Women artists
  • Self-perception
  • Women artists
Label
Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits, Frances Borzello
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the presentation of self -- The sixteenth century: in the beginning -- The seventeenth century: the new self-confidence -- The eighteenth century: professionals and amateurs -- The nineteenth century: the opening door -- The twentieth century: breaking taboos -- Conclusion: drawing breath
Control code
ocm37663560
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780810941885
Lccn
97041441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37663560
  • (OCoLC)37663560
Label
Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits, Frances Borzello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the presentation of self -- The sixteenth century: in the beginning -- The seventeenth century: the new self-confidence -- The eighteenth century: professionals and amateurs -- The nineteenth century: the opening door -- The twentieth century: breaking taboos -- Conclusion: drawing breath
Control code
ocm37663560
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780810941885
Lccn
97041441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37663560
  • (OCoLC)37663560

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