Louise bourgeois mother and child
Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy NoveskyDrawing is like a spiders thread.
I read this because I picked up all the picture books illustrated (some written, too) of Isabelle Arsenault. This is one of her most amazing artistic accomplishments. I had no idea who Louise Bourgeois, a sculptor and weaver, was. This book, for all ages, gives us the basis of Bourgeoiss art in her life. Her mother was for Bourgeois her most gentle and encouraging influence, and like a spider, too:
Deliberate, patient, soothing, subtle, indispensable, and as useful as a spider.
If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesnt get mad. She weaves and repairs it.
Her mother made space for beauty, and magic:
My childhood has never lost its magic, never lost its mystery.
The story is subtle, with an appendix that fills in gaps, gives a fuller history, but for me the real triumph of this book is Arsenaults use of the idea of weaving threads throughout to give her own interpretation of Bourgeoiss art, her own waving threads of lines and color and images.
Do yourself a favor and read Maria Popovas superb professional view of the book and see some of the images. Just five minutes and your day will have become better:
Then get/read a copy of the book yourself.
Heres what all the fuss is about, the art of Louise Bourgeois, who made art until she died in 2010, at the age of 98:
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Louise Bourgeois, Mother and Child I, 2007
Student Resource. Discover tender images of new mums and babies and artists' in-depth explorations of mother and child relationships. The slideshow above shows a selection of artworks that show the close relationship between mother and child. Other artists have made use of composition to emphasize the nature of this close relationship. Mothers with their babies almost identically repeat poses in The Cholmondeley Ladies. Barbara Hepworth uses the arrangement of large and small abstract elements to suggest the mother and child theme.
Open Workshops Paint, draw, sculpt and explore artistical methods and expressions. Passionate, painful, dramatic and extremely personal. The Cells by Louise Bourgeois — higly original spatial scenarios, which she did not start working on until she was almost eighty — took over the Louisiana South Wing. This sculpture is from , the very year when Louisiana first presented the artist retrospectively. As always with Bourgeois, her personal history, pain and passion are the starting point for the works, which at a general level are about the familiar connection between body, architecture, objects and memory.
Second generation surrealist and feminist sculptor Louise Bourgeois was one of the most important American artists of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Similar to other second-generation Surrealist artists like Frida Kahlo , she channeled her pain into the creative concepts of her art. These highly charged feelings produced hundreds of sculptures, installations, paintings, drawings and fabric pieces in numerous materials. Her environments, or "cells," might include traditional marble and bronze sculptures alongside common castoffs doors, furniture, clothes and empty bottles. Each artwork poses questions and irritates with ambiguity.
Her career has spanned Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, feminist art and installation art, but her work always has remained distinct from any singular style or movement. Over the years, Bourgeois experimented with a range of materials including marble, plaster, bronze, wood, and latex. In the late s, she embarked on what has become an extraordinary body of sculptural and two-dimensional works in fabric.
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