Louise Bourgeois


Born
in Paris, France
December 25, 1911

Died
May 31, 2010

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Louise Joséphine Bourgeois was a French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and print-maker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the unconscious. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.

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Destruction of the Father/R...

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Louise Bourgeois: Drawings ...

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Louise Bourgeois: The Insom...

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Louise Bourgeois: Blue Days...

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Louise Bourgeois The Spider...

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Saint Sebastian: Or a Splen...

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Louise Bourgeois: Spiral

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Louise Bourgeois & Gary Ind...

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Louise Bourgeois: To Unrave...

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Bourgeois: Elizabeth Avedon...

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“To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.”
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“The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves and repairs it.”
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