The body and his cancer

Louise Bourgeois, Janus Fleuri, 1968

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999

Louise Bourgeois, Temper Tantrum, 2000

Robert Mapplethorpe, Louise Bourgeois, 1982

Louise Bourgeois may be unpleasant. His works are stinging and provoking, even his statements, as its negative narcissism.

Born in 1911, she has gone through a full century, and all the avant-garde with it. Surrealism, first.
For this artist styles have been a technical tool, neither more nor less as the techniques in the real sense of the word.
In decades of work she remained extraordinarily true to itself and its themes: the emotions, obsessions and psychological tensions around the body, femininity, sex.
Full of autobiographical references, his works are expression of a powerful creative will and an extraordinary power assertive: through art, the artist is free and "forgives".
His art is at the encounter point between a monumental classicism and the latest trends of current art. All his work achieves a subtle and ambiguous difference than our expectations.
Yes, a thin women with a considerable muscular strength.

The spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.

Images source: Procuniar Workshop, Ecopolis