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SEEING OURSELVES: WOMEN'S SELF-PORTRAITS. Updated and revised edition. Frances Borzello. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2016. Original edition published 1998 {Worldwide 99253}. 272 pp. with 186 ills. (150 col.). 24 x 17 cm. LC 2015-953619 ISBN 9780500239469 In English.
Publisher's description: For centuries, women's self-portraiture was a highly overlooked genre. Beginning with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts, Seeing Ourselves finally gives this richly diverse range of artists and portraits, spanning centuries, the critical analysis they deserve. In sixteenth-century Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola paints one of the longest series of self-portraits, from adolescence to old age. In seventeenth-century Holland, Judith Leyster shows herself at the easel as a relaxed, self-assured professional. In the eighteenth century, from Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun to Angelica Kauffman, artists express both passion for their craft and the idea of femininity; and the nineteenth century sees the art schools open their doors to women and a new and resonant self-confidence for a host of talented female artists, such as Berthe Morisot. The modern period demolishes taboos: Alice Neel painting herself nude at eighty years old, Frida Kahlo rendering physical pain on the canvas, Cindy Sherman exploring identity, and Marlene Dumas dispensing with all boundaries. Frances Borzello's spirited text, now fully revised, and the intensity of the accompanying self-portraits are set off to full advantage in this new edition, now in reading-book format. eading-book format.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Painting, Several Media — Women Artists
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 171379
Hardcover $40.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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