Louise Bourgeois, ‘Maman ’, 1999 , Moderna Museet
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Louise Bourgeois

Maman , 1999

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Moderna Museet
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Installation view, Maman (1999) by the Moderna Museet's entrance, January 2015

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© The Easton Foundation/BUS 2015. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet. Collection The Easton Foundation.
Louise Bourgeois
French-American, 1911–2010
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Beginning her artistic practice in her native Paris, Louise Bourgeois was originally associated with Surrealism due to her integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Upon moving to New York in 1938, Bourgeois focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms that curator Lucy Lippard has described as enacting the physicality of the body as experienced from within. Bourgeois’s suggestive organ-like contours and early use of unconventional materials (like resin, latex, and cloth) allude to a tension between quintessentially male and female forms. This recurrent interrogation of the male/female dialectic aligns Bourgeois with the Feminist movement, but her work has also been examined through the lens of Abstract Expressionism, as she exhibited with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

Louise Bourgeois, ‘Maman ’, 1999 , Moderna Museet
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Installation view, Maman (1999) by the Moderna Museet's entrance, January 2015

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© The Easton Foundation/BUS 2015. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet. Collection The Easton Foundation.
Louise Bourgeois
French-American, 1911–2010
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Beginning her artistic practice in her native Paris, Louise Bourgeois was originally associated with Surrealism due to her integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Upon moving to New York in 1938, Bourgeois focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms that curator Lucy Lippard has described as enacting the physicality of the body as experienced from within. Bourgeois’s suggestive organ-like contours and early use of unconventional materials (like resin, latex, and cloth) allude to a tension between quintessentially male and female forms. This recurrent interrogation of the male/female dialectic aligns Bourgeois with the Feminist movement, but her work has also been examined through the lens of Abstract Expressionism, as she exhibited with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

Louise Bourgeois

Maman , 1999

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Stockholm
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