Shown in the Museo Picasso Málaga Louise Bourgeois

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Louise Bourgeois
I’ve been to hell and came back
Until September 27
Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum this summer shows the complex and fascinating work of Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is the largest retrospective that this creative has been organized in Spain, with more than a hundred works of art over seven decades, a third of which have never before been exhibited.

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911, in the bosom of a wealthy family who ran a workshop for the restoration of medieval and Renaissance tapestries. In 1938 he left for the United States, where he lived the rest of his life. Member of the American Abstract Artists Group, won critical acclaim and commercial success after he organized the retrospective MoMA in 1982, having already completed the seventy-one. Its production, original and complex while diverse and fascinating, memory addresses, sexuality, motherhood and frustration. Sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, the artist approached all genres, creating a unique and lyrical autobiography.

Bourgeois conceived sculptures of all sizes, drawings and prints created suggestive, disturbing constructed facilities, figures drew up various tissues and create giant metal spiders that made her world famous. Whether in bronze, wood, steel or marble, or innovating with cloth and rubber, the artist often depicted explicit organic forms sexually, emotionally aggressive, that speak of human vulnerability and their need for protection in a threatening environment and disturbing .

Louise Bourgeois’s career has a number of similarities with that of Pablo Picasso, born in a bourgeois context, they created most of his work in another country; innovation and experimentation was a constant in their long-lived careers and work of both is a reference for generations of later artists. After Sophie Tauber-Arp. Avant-garde Pathways (October 2009-January 2010) and Hilma af Klint. Pioneer of abstraction (October 2013-February 2014), the Museo Picasso Málaga addresses again putting on a retrospective artistic value the work of women in art history. Curated by Iris Müller-Westermann and organized with the Moderna Museet, this retrospective brings together over a hundred works of art over seven decades, a third of which have never before been exhibited.

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