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This work serves as an introduction to the history and function of the self-portrait in the work of 40 women artists, from the mid-17th century to the present. It covers portraits in all media, from oil painting to photography, from prints and drawings to sculpture, and includes works by such major artists as Mary Beale, Gwen John and Helen Chadwick, as well as lesser-known figures such as the Zinkeisen sisters, Rita Martin and Elsie Nicholson. There are also portraits by women artists known primarily for their work in other media - including the astonishing self-portrait ceramic relief by Susie Cooper.;The works themselves are grouped chronologically by media, and include full biographical details of the artists. They are supported by essays from two leading art historians in this field - Professor Whitney Chadwick, who discusses ideas of style and technique, including the artists' exploration of their own identity; and Frances Borzello, who presents the historical background and artistic training to the works illustrated here.

Item details

Author(s):
Liz Rideal
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1855143232
ISBN-13:
9781855143234
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
National Portrait Gallery

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This work serves as an introduction to the history and function of the self-portrait in the work of 40 women artists, from the mid-17th century to the present. It covers portraits in all media, from oil painting to photography, from prints and drawings to sculpture, and includes works by such major artists as Mary Beale, Gwen John and Helen Chadwick, as well as lesser-known figures such as the Zinkeisen sisters, Rita Martin and Elsie Nicholson. There are also portraits by women artists known primarily for their work in other media - including the astonishing self-portrait ceramic relief by Susie Cooper.;The works themselves are grouped chronologically by media, and include full biographical details of the artists. They are supported by essays from two leading art historians in this field - Professor Whitney Chadwick, who discusses ideas of style and technique, including the artists' exploration of their own identity; and Frances Borzello, who presents the historical background and artistic training to the works illustrated here.

Author(s):
Liz Rideal
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1855143232
ISBN-13:
9781855143234
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
National Portrait Gallery

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