Sunday, 10 October 2010

Louise Bourgeois Textiles

Wonderful textiles from the amazing artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) will be exhibited at Hauser and Wirth Gallery, London from 15th October-18th December 2010.

In the examples above, you can see how Louise Bourgeois has quilted patterns together to create bold designs, she has combined patterned fabrics with plain, embellished and weaved scraps together.

Louise Bourgeois was a sculptor and artist who moved between mediums of wood, rubber, bronze, and stone. However her favourite medium was textiles, it was in her blood her mother was an expert weaver and seamstress, the family business had been the restoration of tapestries.

Louise Bourgeois's works are often sexually explicit, witty and emotionally charged, she was an artist who constantly created and recreated herself as an artist throughout her 98 years. Louise Bourgeois was always surrounded by other artists and her influence on fellow practitioners in her adopted home New York was great, her opinion and expertise kept her current and at the forefront of the artistic life of the city. (thanks)

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