Louise Bourgeois (Tate Modern)


Tate Modern for a time was like a second home for me. I worked in the offices around Southwark and visited it most lunchtimes.

A work which was there for a few years was Louise Bourgeois’ Mamon.

She must be an inspiration to many because as wonderful as an Artist that she was, her work only became known in her senior years.

Born in an Artistic environment to a family whose profession was tapestry she depicted her mother’s over protective yet menacing presence in the form of a giant spider protecting it’s eggs. Louise’s experience of her Nanny becoming her father’s mistress and the betrayal of that relationship became her driving Artistic force. She constantly tried to resolve the experience of the betrayal into a fantastic work of Art.

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