Louise Bourgeois – Femme maison - Women's House (1946-1947)
Bourgouis is a central figure in modern art history—and in Louisiana's collection. A retrospective exhibition in 2003, Louise Bourgeois - Life as Art, was followed in 2016 by the exhibition, Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells - a display of large, spatial "sculptures" from the artist's later years: open and dissected figures, with a rawness and rigor that was typical of Louise Bourgeois.
Louise Bourgeois has always drawn, and as the very close medium between the body and the image, the drawing is, it has always had a special status in her art, whether it materializes in charcoal, chalk, ink or in various printing techniques.
Louise Bourgeois' work is full of autobiographical material, father disputes, painful experiences from life as a child and as a woman. It revolves around confinement, surveillance and nightmares. Experiences that just won't let go and which are apparently close to the traumatic, like a psychotherapeutic bond alley.
But it is not. Bourgeois's art is borne of a clear awareness of just this. And this means that even though the work originates from something private, it can very well be fully accessible to the viewer—and to Bourgeois herself.
Louise Bourgeois, Femme maison, 1946-47. Oil and ink on linen. Collection Louise Bourgeois Trust. ©The Easton Foundation / VISDA / Photo: Christopher Burke
- Country Printed in Denmark
- SKU: LA-104047-FJ
- Material Printed on strong, matte paper.
- Dimensions:17.4" x 46.8"