Louise Bourgeois: Works in Marble

Louise Bourgeois: Works in Marble
Library Shelf Location 18.BOUR
Publication Date 2002
Description A study of the work in marble of sculptor Louise Bourgeois. It includes pieces from the 1960s to the 21st century, and offers the artist's reflections on the medium and its importance to her oeuvre. In her long career Louise Bourgeois has worked in a wide variety of mediums, including latex, wood, plaster and metal. However she returns again and again to marble, a material she "can wrestle with". As this volume reveals, the major themes of Bourgeois' art - childhood, family, the body, sexuality, and innocence - are enhanced by the flesh-like tones and smooth, unforgiving surface of marble. Oscillating continually between abstract figures and organic form, Bourgeois manages to imbue this inert material with emotional intensity, from her mysterious and dramatic large-scale "cell" installations to her seductive and feminine "nature studies".
ISBN 379132781X
Quantity 1
Pages 94
Author Michaela Unterdorfer
Format Paperback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Related Artist Louise Bourgeois
Category Sculpture
Artist's Nationality American (USA), French
Language English

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