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Louise Bourgeois

Top 10 Reasons to Go to France

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

The French have been reading the tea leaves. Despite or perhaps because of recent violence, there seemed a new spirit of generosity towards tourists, if not to migrants. So many Americans are trooping off to art fairs. Why not also visit the most exciting performance festivals, many in France, which have a multicultural, often political, contemporary perspective? And a spate of private, hidden-away sites has also opened to the public which document the intensity of the lives and work of artists.

Summer Getaways: 10 Best Outdoor Sculpture Destinations in Europe

MutualArt | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Art and nature: the outdoor sculpture park offers the best of both worlds. Especially during the summer holidays, when we're eager to trade in weary museum-legs for the invigorating effects of the nature hike, without sacrificing the need to view and appreciate great artworks.

Vogue Model and Artist Christina Kruse

Kate Orne | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts
Kate Orne

This week on Upstate Diary Christina Kruse talks about her necessity to create her own structures.

Three Artists on a Spider by Louise Bourgeois

Louisiana Channel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

A ginormous 30 feet high spider would scare the life out of most of us. In this video three artists share their diverse feelings towards the spider sculpture made by French artist Louise Bourgeois- as a tribute to her mother.

Photographer Captures 100 Female Artists In Their Homes And Studios

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts

A great portrait is more than just a frozen reflection of the subject's appearance. It's a chance moment, blanketed in natural light, in which the sub...

Why Louise Bourgeois' and Robert Gober's Feminist and Queer Uncanny Survive the Treachery of Art History

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Two concurrent exhibitions in New York at the end of 2014 prove that the Surrealist legacy still informs some of the most vital and psychologically compelling art of the late 20th century -- as it still informs, albeit critically and via ironic realignments, a good deal of contemporary art today.

11 Art Stories That You Didn't Read This Year, But Should Have

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts

The year is finally nearing its end, and as writers, journalists and critics sweep up the dust of 2014, the editors and reporters at HuffPost Arts&Cul...

Even After Death, The Art World's Mystery Woman Keeps Us Hooked

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts

Like many artists before her, and many artists after her, Louise Bourgeois felt comfortable in the murky territory of contradictions. Her famously...

SITE on "Unsettled Landscapes"

MutualArt | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Non-profit SITE Santa Fe has caught the attention of the global art world since its inception in 1995 for its series of innovative biennials that have included top contemporary artists from around the world.

Female Artists Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

MutualArt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Although the artists often intersect one or more of the categories, they were loosely assigned to each to help illustrate how sexual identity, politics, internal experience and pleasures and pressures of domestic life are explored through their work.

Happy Birthday Louise Bourgeois!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

In honor of Louise Bourgeois' birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the b...

The Plunge From Above

Liz Insogna | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
Liz Insogna

Sometimes there's an interesting shared focus in art, a wave of collective conscious-groping that leaves the cultural landscape forever changed. 2013-02-08-artpull.jpg

The Wisdom and Creativity of the Elders in Art and Science

David Galenson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

The psychologists who specialize in the study of creativity are virtually unanimous: the old may be wise, but only the young are creative. These scholars are wrong. Wisdom not only can be the very source of creativity: it has been for many of our greatest innovators.

Happy Birthday, Louise Bourgeois!

Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French-American artist, Louise Josephine Bourgeois. The contemporary sculptor, fondly referred to as "Spiderwoman", would tur...

Old Age and Creativity in Art and Science

David Galenson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

One of the most widespread and persistent myths about creativity is that it is the domain of the young.

See Stunning Jewelry by Louise Bourgeois, Lucio Fontana, and Other Great Artists

ARTINFO | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

When is jewelry not jewelry? When it's a work of art. Through January 13, Crédit Municipal bank in Paris is showing an unusual exhibition of jewelry ...

Women's Mythopoetic Art: Going Back to Start, Heroically

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

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The Best Mothers In Art

Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts would like to officially thank moms everywhere for their countless gifts of strength and inspiration. What better way is there to expres...

Louise Bourgeois: The Return Of The Repressed

Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts

Louise Bourgeois created haunting sculptural forms inspired by femininity and domesticity. But through her touch, these 'soft' subject matters morph i...

Women Surrealists Rule 'In Wonderland'

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Not since Alice lost her way down the rabbit hole have we seen a wonderland so strange and delightful. In the first ever survey of women surrealists i...

Artists Who Don't Make Art Still Make Millions

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

There was a time when the artist at work meant hours of solitude, piles of tossed-out failed works, and clothes covered in smudges of charcoal and pai...

Surrealism at LACMA, Gingrich to the Moon

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, here she was: one female artist versus three super-macho colleagues. And you know who won the battle? Yes, you guessed it right: Frida left the boys in the dust.

Edvard Munch and Personal Art

David Galenson | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

In a 1999 essay, Ernst van de Wetering, professor of art history at the U. of Amsterdam and chairman of the Rembrandt Research Project, noted that Rembrandt had painted himself at least 40 times, had etched himself 31 times, and had drawn a handful of self-portraits.

PHOTOS: Delicious Newcomers To See At Art Basel Miami Beach

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Art Basel Miami Beach is America's biggest art fair, and each year it features hundreds of the world's hottest visual artists, from world-famous art s...

WATCH: Building 'Maman,' Louise Bourgeois' Giant Spider Sculpture

VernissageTV | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
VernissageTV

On the occasion of the Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, the museum is showing the artist's famous sculpture Maman. This video documen...