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Borzello, Frances

Works: 39 works in 188 publications in 5 languages and 7,620 library holdings
Genres: Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Self-portraits  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, wat, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Collector
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frances Borzello
Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits by Frances Borzello( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fresh, richly illustrated book is the first in-depth presentation of how women artists have chosen to picture themselves. Beginning with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts, Borzello reconstructs an overlooked genre and provides essential contextual information. She moves on to sixteenth-century Italy, where Sofonisba Anguissola painted one of the longest known series of self-portraits, recording her features from adolescence to old age. In 1630, Artemisia Gentileschi depicted herself as the personification of painting, and at the same time in the Netherlands Judith Leyster portrayed herself at her easel, as a relaxed, self-assured professional. In the 1700s, women from Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun to Angelica Kauffman conveyed, each in her own way, ideas of femininity and the artist's passion for her chosen field. And in the nineteenth century, as the doors to art schools began to open to women, self-portraits by the likes of Berthe Morisot, Marie Bashkirtseff, and photographers such as Alice Austen resonated with a newfound self-confidence. Seeing Ourselves concludes with the breaking of taboos in the twentieth century. Paula Modersohn-Becker imagines herself pregnant in her fantasy nude of 1906; Alice Neel paints herself naked at the age of eighty; and Frida Kahlo explicitly renders her own physical pain in a self-portrait complete with nails piercing her skin. And in recent decades, Cindy Sherman explores identity by transforming herself over and over into a cast of different characters, posing the questions that all the women in this enthralling book have faced when "seeing" themselves
A world of our own : women as artists since the Renaissance by Frances Borzello( Book )

19 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an inspirational account of how women have succeeded in the male-dominated art world
Mirror, mirror : self-portraits by women artists by Liz Rideal( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and function of the self-portrait in the work of forty women artists from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day
At home : the domestic interior in art by Frances Borzello( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No genre in the history of art has such immediate, and such lasting, popular appeal as the domestic interior, shown here in more than 150 paintings. And yet behind these evocative scenes lies an important reassessment. The domestic interior has had a hidden life in the history of art, and Frances Borzello, in a delightfully written text, shows why it has misleadingly been neglected as a category in art. The story starts with the interiors of the Dutch artists of the seventeenth century and takes in a long period in which the interior was frowned upon or ignored by the rules of artistic propriety. During the nineteenth century social and economic change encouraged new concentration on depicting the home environment, culminating in the interior's greatest golden age in the late nineteenth century. The evolution of the genre in our own time challenges conventional wisdom that domesticity was the enemy of the avant-garde. The book includes reproductions of ravishing works by more than 100 artists, from Maes and Vermeer to Sargent, Bonnard, and Cassatt to Hopper and Tanning. 160 color illustrations."--Publisher's website
Frida Kahlo : face to face by Judy Chicago( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). The authors present Kahlo's story through their interpretations of and their commentary about 100 of Kahlo's paintings. They explore Kahlo's many faces -- woman, artist, historical figure, and inspiration. The authors discuss how Kahlo's work fits in with some of the major themes of women's art throughout the 20th century, including gender, the body, relationships, the self, pain, pride, and culture
The New Art history( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dinner party : restoring women to history by Judy Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago's feminist art masterpiece, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum [Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art], and an introduction to outstanding women in history. Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women's history to light on the national stage when it was completed in 1979. Published to coincide with Chicago's 75th birthday and a nationwide series of events and exhibitions, the book features newly commissioned photography and two new essays by Chicago, along with essays by art historian Frances Borzello and historian Jane Gerhard, and a foreword from museum director Arnold Lehman"--Publisher's website
The naked nude by Frances Borzello( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless--its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, eroticism or imperfection. Here Frances Borzello contrasts the civilized, sanitized, perfected nude of Kenneth Clark's classic, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (1956), with today's depictions: raw, uncomfortable, both disturbing and intriguing. Grittier and more subtle, the new nude asks awkward questions and behaves provocatively. It is a very naked nude, created to deal with the issues and contradictions that surround the body in our time"--Jacket
Judy Chicago : and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin by Judy Chicago( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully-illustrated book presents a unique perspective on the art of Judy Chicago, highlighting selected major themes from four decades, explored across a wide range of media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, film, performance, and textile work
Civilising Caliban : the misuse of art, 1875-1980 by Frances Borzello( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the purpose of art? Aside from aesthetic considerations, does it have socio-political functions? Art critic Frances Borzello reflected on this in her doctoral thesis, later expanded for publication in 1987 as Civilising Caliban. Therein she traced a link between Victorian-era exhibitions mounted for Whitechapel's poor by Anglican vicar Samuel Barnett to the munificent post-war patronage of the Arts Council. In a new preface to this edition Borzello reflects on how the idea of 'art for all' has fared - along with the questions of who pays for it and what good it achieves." -- Back cover
Women artists : a graphic guide by Frances Borzello( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist's model by Frances Borzello( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iggy Pop life class by Jeremy Deller( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Iggy Pop Life Class, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life drawing class to stage a performative event with Iggy Pop as model and subject. The exhibition presents the resulting drawings along with works from our historical collections, chosen by Deller, that depict the male body, examining shifting representations of masculinity throughout history. The fifty-three drawings included in the exhibition were created on February 21, 2016, during a one-day life drawing class, using Pop as the unexpected model. The class was held at the New York Academy of Art and included twenty-two artists drawn from New York City's diverse communities, ranging in age from 19 to 80, with varying backgrounds and levels of education and experience. The class was led by artist and drawing professor Michael Grimaldi. The participating artists are Jeremy Day, Jeanette Farrow, Margaret Fisher, Seiji Gailey, Robert Hagan, Tobias Hall, Deirdra Hazeley, Patricia Hill, Okim Woo Kim, Maureen McAllister, Kallyiah Merilus, Guno Park, Kinley Pleteau, Angel Ramirez, Robert Reid, Mauricio Rodriguez, Danielle Rubin, Taylor Schultek, Charlotte Segall, Andrew Shears, and Levan Songulashvili. Deller's collaboration with Pop as a nude model is essential to his concept. A pioneer rock musician--as a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor--Pop began performing in the 1960s, becoming known for strenuous and unpredictable stage performances that often left his body battered and cut. For Deller, the life drawing class offered the opportunity to study his body in direct and palpable terms."--
Ihre eigene Welt : Frauen in der Kunstgeschichte by Frances Borzello( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Femmes au miroir : une histoire de l'autoportrait féminin by Frances Borzello( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une sélection d'autoportraits féminins empruntés à toute l'histoire de l'art, de la religieuse anonyme qui glissa son effigie dans la lettrine d'un manuscrit du XIIe siècle à Cindy Sherman et ses photogrammes révélateurs des visions stéréotypées de la femme, en passant par Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Frida Kahlo, Hannah Wilke, etc
Wie Frauen sich sehen : Selbstbildnisse aus fünf Jahrhunderten by Frances Borzello( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intérieurs : les peintres de l'intimité by Frances Borzello( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la peinture d'intérieurs, genre pictural devenu autonome au XVIIe siècle en Hollande. Etudie les différents artistes européens et américains qui ont représenté des scènes de genre en privilégiant la vie quotidienne et familiale, les grandes heures de ce type de peinture et l'évolution à l'époque moderne des moeurs et du statut social des femmes qu'il reflète
Wie ich mich sehe Frauen im Selbstporträt by Frances Borzello( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sobald ich vor der Leinwand saß ... Künstlerinnen aus fünf Jahrhunderten by Frances Borzello( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En casa : el interior doméstico en el arte by Frances Borzello( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A world of our own : women as artists since the Renaissance
A world of our own : women as artists since the RenaissanceMirror, mirror : self-portraits by women artistsAt home : the domestic interior in artFrida Kahlo : face to faceThe New Art historyWomen artists : a graphic guide
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보르젤로, 프랜시스

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