Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Louise Bourgeois

The itsy-bitsy spider

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Climbed up the water spout

Paris

Down came the rain

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And washed the spider out

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Out came the sun

San Francisco
And dried up all the rain

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And the itsy-bitsy spider

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Climbed up the spout again

Kemper Museum St Louis

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois  was born in 1911 and passed away in 2010. She is widely considered to have been one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. In a career spanning seventy years, she produced an intensely personal body of work that is as complex as it is diverse .A French-American artist and sculptor, among her many works were large spider structures which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman.  Louise’s gorgeous sculptures can be found at http://www.xavierhufkens.com/artists/louise-bourgeois, or search in Yahoo under Louis Bourgeois.

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8 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Louise Bourgeois

  1. Louise Bourgeois is one of my fav artists, I love her assemblage works…. spiders….ummm…. However I have seen one is real life at a gallery i visited in South Korea… it was pretty impressive!

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    1. I have never seen a Bourgeois in person — even though the subject gives the chills to many, I think how fantastic it is that someone created a piece of artwork like this, honoring what you fear most. Hmmmm…psychic thoughts on an early Monday morning…ha!

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    1. Me too! I wrote a blog last April called Art Thy Curious, and I used Louise’s spider at the Guggenheim Art Museum in Bilbao, neither of which I’d heard of before. Her spider sculpture blew me away, and I knew I’d have to come back one day and highlight all her spidery creations. I’m happy to have made you happy!

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