About Louise Bourgeois - 关于路易斯•布尔乔亚


French artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art. In 1938 she moved to New York City, where she worked the rest of her life. Bourgeois developed the scope of her artistic expression throughout her long career - she has experimented with a wide range of media spanning across sculpture, painting, drawing, graphics, installation and sound. During the 1940s, she focused her attention on sculpture. 

By creating hanging artworks, Bourgeois widened the mode of expression in sculpture. While often simply being held by a thin line, these works are more 'exposed' than the sculptures that are physically placed on the ground. They can also be set in into a spinning motion. Her hanging sculptures, therefore, has an innate instability, which represents order and chaos as well as the state between the two extremes.

Photo details: Louise Bourgeois working on SLEEP II in Italy in 1967.
Photo: Studio Fotografico, © The Easton Foundation

Selected exhibition history and awards 




图片: 1967年布尔乔亚在意大利创作《睡眠》Ⅱ

图片由Fotografico 工作室提供, © 路易斯·布尔乔亚艺术信托机构版权所有


Portrait Louise Bourgeois