Design Museum: Contemporary art by Louise Bourgeois
Design Museum presents Louise Bourgeois, a contemporary artist that left a sculpture heritage that won’t be forgeted.
Louise Bourgeois born in Paris in 1911 and was raised by parents who ran a tapestry restoration business. She have studied mathematics before eventually turning to art. She met Robert Goldwater, an American art historian, in Paris and they married and moved to New York in 1938.
Unlike many contemporary artists, Bourgeois has maintained her daily practices of making, drawing and writing throughout most of her career. She has accepted a number of significant, large-scale commissions, but for the most part her work is studio-based.
Early on, Bourgeois focused on painting and printmaking, turning to sculpture only in the later 1940s. But alternating between forms, materials, and scale, and veering between figuration and abstraction became a basic part of Bourgeois’s vision, even while she
continually probed the same themes: loneliness, jealousy, anger, and fear.
Art was her tool for coping; it was an exorcism. As she put it, “Art is a guarantee of sanity.” Bourgeois died in New York in 2010, at the age of 98. one of her most known works even nowadays is the giant spider placed at Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
She is one of the greatest names in the arts world.