Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeious was a French-American artist/sculptor who is famous for her spider sculptures titled "Maman." They were inspired by her mother's cleverness, protectiveness, and abilility to "weave" their family together, much like a spider and its web. Much of her work is abstract, conveying the themes of anxiety, betrayal, and lonliness. She often sculpted with marble, wood, plaster, latex, paint, and bronze. She also liked to play with the human form and its need to be nurtured and protected. Her art is referred to as being "pshycologically charged" and often conveys ideas of fear and uncertaintity. She was born on December 25, 1911 and died at the age of 98 on May 31, 2010.

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