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  • 740 2 26 October, 2018
  • It’s raining here in Wiltshire. So, sat by the fire, with a glass of red to comfort the soul, my mind drifts to sunny #venice and our heart-warming #exhibition of #photographs by the enormously talented #francescawoodman. This is her “Self-portrait, Easter, Rome, Italy, 1978 (I.160)”; the most sublime little gelatin silver estate print and, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful works in @victoriamirogallery Venice’s show dedicated to Woodman’s practice in #italy. Woodman was born in #denver in 1958 and was educated in Colorado and Massachusetts. Her family owned an old farm just outside of Florence and Woodman summered there for much of her childhood, learning to speak fluent Italian as a result. A child prodigy, she enrolled in the #rhodeislandschoolofdesign in 1975 and, as part of her honors program, lived and studied in #rome between 1977 and 1978. This is where she made this gentle, elegant, stripped back yet haunting #photograph. It’s typical in that Woodman exposes the fragility of (feminine) #self through the interaction of her (more often than not) naked #body with a bare, distressed, usually ambiguous, interiorised #space. Here she sits, scrunched up in a somewhat anxious #pose against a mottled, chevron-thrusting plaster #wall and a hexagonally-tiled #floor. Even the purity of geometry is discombobulated by Woodman’s insistence on an extended #exposure for her #print, blurring image, time and meaning. Around the corner from her apprehensive self stands a lone #calalily (voicing soft whispers of #mapplethorpe), propped up against the wall. Its thrusting vertical stem and marginally exposed flower head providing the gateway to Woodman’s exploration of both #gender and #sexuality, already communicated with the depiction of her naked self. The artist was barely 20 when she made this simple yet utterly beguiling image. A strangely unbreakable delicacy prevails but one, alas, that would not last long. She would live only until the age of 22, committing suicide in #newyork by jumping out of her loft on 19 January 1981. Her images embody a pain only #poetry can evince. Achingly beautiful work. #art #artist #womanartists #femaleartist #fineartphotography
  • It’s raining here in Wiltshire. So, sat by the fire, with a glass of red to comfort the soul, my mind drifts to sunny #venice and our heart-warming #exhibition of #photographs by the enormously talented #francescawoodman . This is her “Self-portrait, Easter, Rome, Italy, 1978 (I.160)”; the most sublime little gelatin silver estate print and, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful works in @victoriamirogallery Venice’s show dedicated to Woodman’s practice in #italy . Woodman was born in #denver in 1958 and was educated in Colorado and Massachusetts. Her family owned an old farm just outside of Florence and Woodman summered there for much of her childhood, learning to speak fluent Italian as a result. A child prodigy, she enrolled in the #rhodeislandschoolofdesign in 1975 and, as part of her honors program, lived and studied in #rome between 1977 and 1978. This is where she made this gentle, elegant, stripped back yet haunting #photograph . It’s typical in that Woodman exposes the fragility of (feminine) #self through the interaction of her (more often than not) naked #body with a bare, distressed, usually ambiguous, interiorised #space . Here she sits, scrunched up in a somewhat anxious #pose against a mottled, chevron-thrusting plaster #wall and a hexagonally-tiled #floor . Even the purity of geometry is discombobulated by Woodman’s insistence on an extended #exposure for her #print , blurring image, time and meaning. Around the corner from her apprehensive self stands a lone #calalily (voicing soft whispers of #mapplethorpe ), propped up against the wall. Its thrusting vertical stem and marginally exposed flower head providing the gateway to Woodman’s exploration of both #gender and #sexuality , already communicated with the depiction of her naked self. The artist was barely 20 when she made this simple yet utterly beguiling image. A strangely unbreakable delicacy prevails but one, alas, that would not last long. She would live only until the age of 22, committing suicide in #newyork by jumping out of her loft on 19 January 1981. Her images embody a pain only #poetry can evince. Achingly beautiful work. #art #artist #womanartists #femaleartist #fineartphotography
  • 537 26 22 September, 2018

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  • #WachoRecomienda "Just kids" de @thisispattismith "No escribí este libro por catarsis, sino por qué Robert me lo pidió" dijo Patti. Cualquiera que tenga una relación de hermano con un amigo se va a sentir identificado con este libro, que es un homenaje a la amistad. Con apenas 20 años Patti Smith llega a Nueva York con la ilusión de en esa ciudad poder convertirse en artista. Ahí conoce a Robert Mapplethorpe, un chico que también aterrizó en NY en busca de su identidad artística. Los dos se sienten totalmente identificados en el otro y se vuelven hermanos. Dos chicos con un montón de ilusiones que se animan a vivir gracias al apoyo del otro. ¡Qué bien que les fue! Patti se convirtió en una de las estrellas del punk-rock y la poesía más importantes de su generación y Robert en uno de los fotógrafos más osados, controvertidos y aplaudidos. Es un libro imprescindible para cualquier artista y para entender una época hermosa de la música y el arte. 
#EramosUnosChicos #PattiSmith #RobertMapplethorpe #Mapplethorpe #Libros #JustKids
  • #WachoRecomienda "Just kids" de @thisispattismith "No escribí este libro por catarsis, sino por qué Robert me lo pidió" dijo Patti. Cualquiera que tenga una relación de hermano con un amigo se va a sentir identificado con este libro, que es un homenaje a la amistad. Con apenas 20 años Patti Smith llega a Nueva York con la ilusión de en esa ciudad poder convertirse en artista. Ahí conoce a Robert Mapplethorpe, un chico que también aterrizó en NY en busca de su identidad artística. Los dos se sienten totalmente identificados en el otro y se vuelven hermanos. Dos chicos con un montón de ilusiones que se animan a vivir gracias al apoyo del otro. ¡Qué bien que les fue! Patti se convirtió en una de las estrellas del punk-rock y la poesía más importantes de su generación y Robert en uno de los fotógrafos más osados, controvertidos y aplaudidos. Es un libro imprescindible para cualquier artista y para entender una época hermosa de la música y el arte.
    #EramosUnosChicos #PattiSmith #RobertMapplethorpe #Mapplethorpe #Libros #JustKids
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