Ana MendietaUntitled (Self-Portrait with Blood) 1973

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Artist
Ana Mendieta (1948‑1985)
Title
Untitled (Self-Portrait with Blood)
Date 1973
MediumPhotograph, colour on paper
Dimensionsframe: 398 x 310 x 32 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2010
Reference
T13354
Not on display

Summary

This is a colour photograph showing a close up view of a young woman’s face dripping with blood. It is one of a group of images that document an action in which the artist posed for the camera with blood trickling down her face and neck into the neckline of her white cotton top. In this photograph her head is tilted backwards so that the camera looks into her bloodied nostrils. Her half-open eyes stare directly at the viewer. Blood covers her forehead and has dribbled down her nose, into her parted lips and down the sides of her face, clotting in her long black hair. Mendieta recorded her performances and actions using 35mm slides… (read more)

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