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3 Apr 2012

{see} Francesca Woodman

Elusive, surreal, ethereal, seductive, symbolic, enigmatic, secret, fragile.
Startlingly produced as a student, Taken between 1972 and 1981.
Killed herself at age 22.





The Francesca Woodman Retrospective currently at The Guggenheim until June 13th.



read: are you a 'professional reader'?
taste: thinking of making gluten-free banana pancakes
hear: duelist, true widow
touch: nippaz with attitude

32 comments:

  1. Haunting works! So much there to experience and taste. Thank-you for sharing!

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  2. Yes, when I was studying photography I came across this work - so sad, it worried me at the time as my own work was a little deep, my friend reminded that I had a good grounding partner to help with the balance!

    Sue x

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  3. Very emotive images. And such tragedy, to lose the life and talent, at only 22.

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  4. These are incredibly eerie. What talent for the world to be deprived of.

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  5. these are very powerful. thanks for sharing!

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  6. I'm sure the exhibit is pretty mind blowing - the pictures on the screen, as people have noticed, are strong all by themselves.

    Thanks for always sharing your finds!

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  7. Really stunning and haunting work.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh, such a weird coincidence. I've been thinking about Woodman a lot today. When I woke up I got a text from the man I once loved more than life. We met at a Woodman exhibition in London in 1999. She was already my favourite photographer then. And then this evening I saw in my tv guide that there's a documentary on work and parents next week. And now I see her here, which makes me really happy for some reason. Sometimes I wish you lived around the corner.

    x E.

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  9. So powerful and so incredibly eerie

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  10. Disturbingly wonderful. Thank-you for introducing me to Francesca Woodman, am inspired to seek more of her...

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  11. I am such a pancake fan and these banana ones look just amazing !!

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  13. these images are grogeous
    i love the mystery
    as that is what we all are
    what this life is
    a mystery

    I am saddened that she took her life...

    love and light

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  14. she liked the parallel universe
    so she took her leave....

    melancholy...i do not think her a mystery
    she saw life as detached and scattered....broken in pieces...lacking clarity
    she felt empty and abandoned.

    great share!

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  15. Wow, amazing pics - such a special mood in them! :-)

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  16. exciting and desolate

    ♥ Franka

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  17. I am blown away by that photographer's talent and insights at such a young age....dark, haunting and eerie...I'm hooked. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. this is beautiful - in a dark, disturbing way.

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  19. These images are hauntingly beautiful. It is such a tragedy when a young person decides they can not go on in this world.

    It makes you wonder what she would have created if she had time to heal & live.

    Cheers to courage (per your comment on my blog).

    Hope you have a good weekend.
    e

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  20. very very cool pictures.

    Blog : http://christianyuen.blogspot.com/

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  21. Very haunting, ghostly images. Intriguing.

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  22. You can see her pain in her work. Beautiful works of art, though.

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  23. very powerful and very sad... why does such beauty have to come from so much pain sometimes...:(

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  24. such breathtaking photos.
    fascinating.
    they say a lot.

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  25. those are very powerful images! hope you are having a wonderful week. xoxo

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  26. Francesca Woodman is one of my favorite photographers. I saw this retrospective at the San Francisco MoMA. Blown away!

    www.thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

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  27. such a stirring artist...thank you for sharing.

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  28. I am really hoping to make it to this show. I love her work.

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  29. bittersweet. haunting. lovely in her aching.

    Wonderful find Monica!

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  30. amazing! I am most definitely looking up her work... Thanks for the eye ... I wanted to say candy, but this is more like black bitter coffee... exquisite an divine.

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  31. those are absolutely stunning photographs! one of the best I have seen in a long time! so sad to hear her personal story... thanks for introducing her work!

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  32. ohhhhh!

    what words can be said?

    xo
    erin

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