Art of the Day: Louise Bourgeois, Nature Study, 1984-1994

  December 14th, 2010


       Louise Bourgeois, Nature Study, 1984-1994

 
 
I love the proud throat-base protuberance, a firm and almost genital ridge where we expect a hollow. The globed rows of breasts, & the lean strong back and feline frame somehow supporting their mass. The tail crossed over the strange spearlike phallus. The powerful haunches. This beautiful, terrible Egyptian cat-androgyne devourer-deity perched and waiting and ready.

 

 
 
 
 
NYTimes on Bourgeois, her death & legacy
 
 
 
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