Being Here

by Marie Darrieussecq
Being Here

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Born in Germany in 1876, Paula Modersohn-Becker was the first female artist to paint herself not only naked but pregnant. Being Here is a moving account of the life of this ground-breaking Expressionist painter by the acclaimed French writer Marie Darrieussecq. Darrieussecq thrillingly describes Paula's discovery of her style and choice of subjects - women, babies, domestic life. She tells the story of her fraught marriage, her ambivalence about combining her passion for her career as an artist with motherhood. And she recounts her tragic death at thirty-one, days after giving birth.
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Born in Germany in 1876, Paula Modersohn-Becker was the first female artist to paint herself not only naked but pregnant. Being Here is a moving account of the life of this ground-breaking Expressionist painter by the acclaimed French writer Marie Darrieussecq. Darrieussecq thrillingly describes Paula's discovery of her style and choice of subjects - women, babies, domestic life. She tells the story of her fraught marriage, her ambivalence about combining her passion for her career as an artist with motherhood. And she recounts her tragic death at thirty-one, days after giving birth.

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