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Tate Modern Artists

Tate Modern Artists

Louise Bourgeois

  • Author: Ann Coxon
  • Publisher: Tate
  • ISBN: 9781854378828
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 540
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This engaging survey probes the spellbinding life and work of Louise Bourgeois, whose artworks are among the most memorable of the 20th century, and now the 21st. Bourgeois, born in Paris in 1911, has produced a body of work that is as diverse in its use of materials as it is consistent in its themes. While placing her within key art historical traditions, each chapter focuses on the artist’s use of different media and techniques, from painting and assemblage to sculpture, paper ephemera, and beyond. Quotations and interviews with the artist provide insight into her motivations and concerns. As Bourgeois approaches her own centenary, still active and creating new work, this accessible introduction is a fitting tribute to the achievement of an astonishing artist.

Bourgeois

Bourgeois

  • Author: Louise Bourgeois,Donald Burton Kuspit
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780394747927
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 109
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Briefly describes Louise Bourgeois life and background, and shares her comments on her approach to art and the influences on her work

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

the personages : the Saint Louis Art Museum, June 30-August 28, 1994

  • Author: Louise Bourgeois,Jeremy Strick,St. Louis Art Museum
  • Publisher: St Louis City Art Museum
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 79
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Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

The Early Work

  • Author: Josef Helfenstein,Krannert Art Museum
  • Publisher: Krannert Art Museum
  • ISBN: 9780295982489
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 154
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Complex and highly idiosyncratic, the work of Louise Bourgeois enthralls audiences throughout the world. Beginning in the 1940s, shortly after arriving in New York City, Bourgeois produced her first mature, highly original paintings, drawings, and sculptures.While most of her contemporaries were drawn toward pure abstraction, the work of Louise Bourgeois entered the realm of the psychological and symbolic. Themes already evident in these early works continued to resonate throughout her career. The Personages represent her first explorations in sculpture; summoning a physical presence, they suggest moments of alienation as well as evocative encounters.This comprehensive catalogue features the artist's work from the 1940s and 1950s, including 25 sculptures, 17 paintings, 30 drawings, and the series of prints inspired by New York's landscape of skyscrapers, "He Disappeared into Complete Silence," which presents Bourgeois' own hermetic texts juxtaposed with enigmatic pictures. An essay explicates the role of ritual and representation in the work of Louise Bourgeois and includes rare documentary photos.Josef Helfenstein is director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Louise Bourgeois' Spider

Louise Bourgeois' Spider

The Architecture of Art-Writing

  • Author: Mieke Bal
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226035758
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 134
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The sculptor Louise Bourgeois is best known for her monumental abstract sculptures, one of the most striking of which is the installation Spider (1997). Too vast in scale to be viewed all at once, this elusive structure resists simple narration. It fits both no genre and all of them—architecture, sculpture, installation. Its contents and associations evoke social issues without being reducible to any one of them. Here, literary critic and theorist Mieke Bal presents the work as a theoretical object, one that can teach us how to think, speak, and write about art. Known for her commentary on the issue of temporality in art, Bal argues that art must be understood in relationship to the present time of viewing as opposed to the less-immediate contexts of what has preceded the viewing, such as the historical past of influences and art movements, biography and interpretation. In ten short chapters, or "takes," Bal demonstrates that the closer the engagement with the work of art, the more adequate the result of the analysis. She also confronts issues of biography and autobiography—key themes in Bourgeois's work—and evaluates the consequences of "ahistorical" experiences for art criticism, drawing on diverse sources such as Bernini and Benjamin, Homer and Eisenstein. This short, beautiful book offers both a theoretical model for analyzing art "out of context" and a meditation on a key work by one of the most engaging artists of our era.

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

  • Author: Frances Morris,Paulo Herkenhoff,Marie-Laure Bernadac,Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing(UK)
  • ISBN: 9781854376879
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 320
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Midwifery and Medicine in Early Modern France

Midwifery and Medicine in Early Modern France

Louise Bourgeois

  • Author: Wendy Perkins
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press
  • ISBN: 9780859894715
  • Category: History
  • Page: 170
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An account of the work, writings and career of Louise Bourgeois, who had a flourishing midwifery practice at the French royal court at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Bourgeois was notable as a successful and articulate woman practitioner and author. Perkins, who is an expert on French literature, has integrated into her account recent work of social historians on medicine: on the medical market place, on patient-doctor relations, especially between women and medical practitioners, and on the social construction of the body.

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

blue days and pink days

  • Author: Jerry Gorovoy,Louise Bourgeois,Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi,Paulo Herkenhoff,Fondazione Prada (Milan, Italy)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 306
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This book is a comprehensive overview of the artist's work, and also a detailed biography. Known for her sculptural interpretations and amorphous depictions of the body, Bourgeois has been a groundbreaking artist for almost sixty years. This book charts the artist's career with diligence; and is an essential document on one of the handful of truly important post-war innovators.

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

The Blind Leading the Blind

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9782742779192
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 105
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When I asked Louise if she wanted me to go back to her childhood haunts and photograph them, I never imagined the extraordinary adventure into which this would plunge me. In this book I have tried to describe, step by step, how, from a small gesture of friendship and nostalgia, I came to feel that I had been thrown into Louises memory and into the heart of her work, through the complex mysteries of the creative process Mâkhi Xenakis Tracing a path through Louise Bourgeoiss memories, Mâkhi Xenakis guides the reader through the places that marked the artists childhood and formed her spirit, taking us back to France, to Louises school and family homes. The book, which is published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, also reproduces vintage photographs and sculptures from the Bourgeois archives. These images, together with Xenakiss reflections on the way in which Bourgeoiss past has informed her work, make this book an essential read for all lovers of this distinguished artist, as well as anyone with an interest in contemporary art.