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Louise Bourgeois Maman

French-American artist and sculptor, Louise Bourgeois' "Maman," 1999 / Its abdomen and thorax are made up of ribbed bronze. In the late 1990s, Bourgeois began using the spider as a central image in her art. The sculpture alludes to the strength of her mother, with metaphors of spinning, weaving, nurture, and protection.

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from Louise Bourgeoise

Louise Bourgeois

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“My art is a form of psychoanalysis. I was able to exorcise my demons through art.” Louise Bourgeois

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from INFERNO

DES PAPESSES DE L’ART A AVIGNON, LA FÉMINITÉ S’INVITE AU SEIN DU SACRÉ

Louise Bourgeois, Maman. More

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Basque Country, Bizkaia, Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum - Maman (1999) is a sculpture by the artist Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture, which resembles a spider, is amongst the world's largest, measuring over 30 ft high and over 33 ft wide, with a sac containing 26 marble eggs. Its abdomen and thorax are made up of ribbed bronze.

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from About.com Education

Artists in 60 Seconds: Louise Bourgeois

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010),was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. In 2011 one of her Spider works sold for a new record price for the artist at auction,and the highest price paid for a work by a woman artist. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

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