" My emotions are disproportionate to my size. My emotions are my demons."
~ Louise Bourgeois
LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINE is a cinematic journey inside the world of a legend of modern art and an icon of feminism. Onscreen, the nonagenarian Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial and emotionally raw--an uncompromising artist whose life and work are imbued with her ongoing obsession with the mysteries of childhood. Her process is on full display in this intimate documentary, which features the artist in her studio and with her installations, shedding light on her intentions and inspirations. Louise Bourgeois has for six decades been at the forefront of successive new developments, but always on her own powerfully inventive and disquieting terms. In 1982, at the age of 71, she became the first woman to be honored with a major retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art. In the decades since, she has created her most powerful and persuasive work, including her series of massive spider structures that have been installed around the world. Filmed with unparalleled access between 1993 and 2007, LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINE is a comprehensive and dramatic documentary of creativity and revelation.
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Spirals abound in Louise Bourgeois’s art. She says they make her think of control and freedom, and of strangling someone...
Louise with Spider IV, in 1996.
Bourgeois is best known for these sculptures and casts of giant spiders. There is a meaning in there.
"My best friend was my mother. She was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable and dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat and useful as a spider."
Modern and contemporary art sometimes takes knowing something about the artist. Bourgeois fascinates me: both in her work and in her independent energy and spirit. I'm currently reading a book I picked up at the Williams museum store called The Runaway Girl.
Installed outside the Ottawa National Gallery
"subtle", huh? hehehe :-)
Do You Love Me?
The Blind Leading the Blind
1947-49wood construction and paint
" If I was to have a museum, I don't think I'd have any words on the wall at all. I want people to have a visual experience. I would show what I am working on now. "
This small sculpture is more fitting of the quote above and my favorite of the spiders Bourgeois created.
Blind Man's Buff
Louise Bourgeois: Between Body and Anti-Body
I recently had the pleasure of photographing the nine piece installation depicted below, which decorates a parking island in front of the Williams College Museum of Art. All of the pieces are depicted in my photographs of the exhibition by clicking here. See this post for other photos of these sculpture series.