I often post images of Louise Bourgeois’ paintings and drawings, but here’s one of her incredible sculptures! It’s a bronze piece made in 1968.
This week’s Wednesday Painting is Louise Bourgeois’ The Good Breast. I hope you love it!
Louise Bourgeois – The Good Breast, 2007
Gouache on paper, 37.1 x 27.9cm
This week’s doodle comes from Feminist Surrealist (not officially either) Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010). Probably most well-known for her cells (below) and giant spiders, Bourgeois’ sketches always hit me the hardest.
Above: Sculpture by Bourgeois in theDomestic Incidents group exhibit at London’s Tate Modern Turbine Hall, 2006
I think I’m ready to say that she’s my favourite artist now. Or at least that she ties with John Cage. Yes, I don’t think they’d mind sharing. They’re both so inspirational.
Louise Josephine Bourgeois
25 December 1911
|Died||31 May 2010 (aged 98)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Her mother’s death inspired her to abandon mathematics and to begin studying art. Her father thought modern artists were wastrels and refused to support her. – Good old Wikipedia
Mosquito by Louise Bourgeois