The Art of the Feminine

Julia Margaret Cameron, Florence Henri, Francesca Woodman

  • Edited by Giuliano Sergio
  • Binding Flexibound
  • Size 20 x 25 cm
  • Pages 144
  • Illustrations 100
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836636754
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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Abstract

Are we all the same when behind a camera lens or is there a feminine gaze? Does it make any sense to address the gender issue with an impersonal and neutral medium like photography? e works of Julia Margaret Cameron, Florence Henri and Francesca Woodman seem to provide an answer: despite different techniques and formal approaches, their portraits show a common sensitivity that affords the viewer a journey through the representation of femininity.
In their photographs, all the women portrayed offer themselves to the viewer with their presence and demand to be acknowledged. Only in this way the photography can be the space where to put self-identity to the test, the place where to escape objectification and build a dimension in which the eye and the body offer a single vision, and any linguistic reference is subservient to a new investigation.

Naples, Villa Pignatelli, March - May 2017