Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

An Unfolding Portrait : Prints, Books, and the Creative Process

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Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait' explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010). Bourgeois's printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,400 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no rivalry between the mediums in which she worked, noting that they say the same thing in different ways. Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigations of abstraction and works made from old garments and household fabrics.
Publisher: New York, New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781633450417
Branch Call Number: 769.973 B77w
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Unfolding portrait


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