Francesca Woodman: Italian Works
Private View 17:30–19:30, Saturday 15 September 2018
An exhibition of works made in Italy by the celebrated photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–1981), including examples from the Eel Series, created in Venice in 1978.
Born and raised in the United States, Francesca Woodman considered Italy her second home. She lived in Florence for a year as a child, attending second grade at a public school there, and spent her adolescent summers in Antella, Tuscany, where her parents purchased a farmhouse when the artist was 11 years-old. Shortly after this, at the age of 13, Woodman created her first self- portrait, and the genesis of her work until her death in 1981, aged just 22, is intrinsically linked to Italian art and culture.