Monday, August 12, 2013

Estrada_Francesca Woodman

·     Tragic artist, Francesca Woodman, was an American photographer who’s work focused around herself and other women models. Her photos depicted blurred images due to movement and long exposures. Her work is still being unveiled since her suicide in 1981 at the age of 22. It is said that the artist produced over 800 works of art all produced as a student. The image below has caught my attention because of her dramatic pose, contrasting black and white scheme, and the story she is leaving with the audience. I feel connected to this artist because in most of my work I hold a firm heart for any kind of high contrast within black and white photos. 

·      While researching this artist, I came across a documentary that discusses the life of the artist as well as her family, “The Woodman's.” The film discusses the relationship between the parents and their children, the parents’ art and work, and life leading up to Francesca’s suicide. Researching and watching the film about this artist is one of the best thing to do

Elayne Estrada

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