Louise bourgeois werke. The Destruction of the Fother (La destrucción del padre), 1974

Louise Bourgeois's Drawings Under the Spotlight

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These highly charged feelings produced hundreds of sculptures, installations, paintings, drawings and fabric pieces in numerous materials. Two years later, she mounted another solo show at Norlyst Gallery in New York. To restore equilibrium, she often hid her work but never destroyed it. Here, one of the most remarkable pieces showcases her drypoint technique. Photo: Mathias Johansson Louise Bourgeois, the celebrated, late French artist best known for her eerie, otherworldly sculptures, drew nearly her entire life. Louise Bourgeois was a eminent American-French artist of the 20th century, best known for her arachnid-like Maman sculptures. Over 100 works on paper by acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois, spanning her career from 1938, the year she emigrated to the U.

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Louise Bourgeois's Drawings Under the Spotlight

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Here Bourgeois celebrates a childhood fantasy of slaying and consuming her dictatorial father at the supper table. She studied under at the École des Beaux-Arts and later with at the Art Students League of New York, having emigrated to the United States in 1938. The video shows how the legs of the spider are assembled, and how the different parts of the sculpture -- legs, body, eggs, head -- are put together and how the sculpture is erected. The artist likens this piece to a table under which she spent time watching her parents' legs move across the room. Second generation surrealist and feminist sculptor Louise Bourgeois was one of the most important American artists of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Femme Volage is part of Bourgeois's Personnages series, made between 1945 and 1955. She joined the American Abstract Artists Group in 1954.

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The Wardens Today: LOUISE BOURGEOIS : CELL (THE LAST CLIMB)

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The female body is depicted as natural and unconstrained, even against a bleak gray backdrop. Glass balls create a feeling of floating while wooden balls evoke grounding, making a tense equilibrium. This video documents the installation of Louise Bourgeois giant spider sculpture in the garden of Fondation Beyeler in Riehen Basel, Switzerland. The bulbous abscesses used in earlier works are now encased in a box and dramatised by a red light, giving a very claustrophobic effect; as in the theatre, you can only view the work from the front. In 1958, she and Robert Goldwater moved to the Chelsea section of Manhattan, where they remained to the end of their respective lives.

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Louise Bourgeois: 10 essential artworks

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Louise Bourgeois' Maman is one of the best-known works of the artist and the highlight of the exhibition, which the Fondation Beyeler has mounted in honor of her 100th birthday on December 25, 2011. Bourgeois struggled to live up to her idealized memory of her own mother. A janela para o mundo da arte. This work also shows her early interest in the spiral form. The book will be available for purchase at the List Visual Arts Center.

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Eye Benches I, II and III

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In 1939, Bourgeois and Goldwater returned to France to adopt their son Michel. Accompanying this exhibition exclusively at the List Visual Arts Center will be a massive steel sculpture, Spider 1996. Bourgeois's often brooding and sexually explicit subject matter and her focus on three-dimensional form were rare for women artists at the time. From 1935 to 1938, she studied art in several schools: the Atelier Roger Bissière, the Académie d'Espagnat, the École du Louvre, Académie de la Grande Chaumière and École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the École Muncipale de Dessin et d'Art, and the Académie Julien. In 1955, Bourgeois became an American citizen. Her friends were Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, whose personalities interested her more than the Surrealist émigrés she met during her early years in New York.

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The Destruction of the Fother (La destrucción del padre), 1974

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She also studied with the Cubist master Fernand Léger in 1938. Similar to other second-generation Surrealist artists like , she channeled her pain into the creative concepts of her art. The spine of the sculpture is a spiral staircase, taken from Bourgeois' former studio in Brooklyn. Louise Bourgeois created Cell The Last Climb at 97. They married that year and Bourgeois moved to New York with her husband. Nevertheless, this accessibility and willingness to advise younger artists was exceptional for an established artist of such standing.

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Zitate von Louise Bourgeois (20 Zitate)

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Wye highlights one work from her show that employs this technique. Femme Volage is a fractured piece made up of stacked wooden forms on a central rod that resembles a needle or spindle, tools that likely reference her mother's work as a weaver. Bourgeois was born on Christmas Day in Paris to Joséphine Fauriaux and Louis Bourgeois, the second of three children. Each piece resembled or recalled a person known to the artist. Bourgeois' mother's family came from Aubusson, the French tapestry region, and both her parents owned an antique tapestry gallery at the time of her birth. Yet even under attack, the figure strides forward with a bold resistance.

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