Celebrated photographer Francesca Woodman (b. 1958) considered Italy her second home, with the country’s art and culture providing a wealth of inspiration. Influenced by the precise compositions and formal strategies of works by Florentine masters such as Giotto, her powerful black and white self-portraits reinvent classical subjects into surreal, ephemeral images.
Italian Works, opening at Victoria Miro, Venice, will investigate Italy’s profound impact on Woodman’s practice, exploring how her photographs blend of Italian cultural history with elements of narrative and performance.
From 15 September. Find out more here.
1. Francesca Woodman, From Eel Series, Venice, Italy, 1978. © Charles Woodman Courtesy Charles Woodman, and Victoria Miro, London/Venice
2. Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Rome, Italy, 1977 – 1978. © Charles Woodman Courtesy Charles Woodman, and Victoria Miro, London/Venice