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Isabel Villaseñor (Mexican, 1909–1953)
Isabel Villaseñor made self-portraits in a variety of media, including woodcuts. Parallel to the surface of the block and the sheet, her face is constructed of a simplified and striking vocabulary of line and plane that adopts the flatness of the block for both hair and background. It reads as both mask-like and transparent, asking us to consider the limits of representation.

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