This fresh, richly illustrated book is the first in-depth presentation of how women artists have chosen to picture themselves. As Frances Borzello demonstrates, the number and variety of women's self-portraits are astonishing, as are the brashness and timidity, the pride and wit, and the intense emotions that stare out from these pages. Beginning with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts, Borzello reconstructs an overlooked genre and provides essential contextual information on the artists. She ...

Seeing Ourselves 1998, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810941885