City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Gallery Review: Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets (1911-2010)

By Joy - Posted on 30 October 2013

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Louise Bourgeois (artist)

Bourgeois’s work has strong autobiographical concerns and many of her works are drawn from memories of her complex recollections of her parents. She had a painful relationship with her father, and her mother died when she was 21.

Her “Images” – numerous individual drawings dealing with reproductive cycles and family relationships – express some of these feelings. Many of the works have balance – equilibrium/stability, taking/giving, weaving/breaking – showing the complex physical and emotional relationships between men and women. Cells and spiders are recurring themes and the exhibition includes the gigantic sculpture "Spider” and “Cell” X1V (Portrait).

Louise Bourgeois challenges the mind and imagination and this is an exhibition well worth visiting.

Runs 26th October 2013 − 18th May 2014

Modern One (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) | Free