I was actually looking for an autobiography, this is the closest thing I could find a recollection of diaries, enterviews and statements It s an absolutetly stunning book Louise is obsessed about her childhood i guess we all are but she uses it as a force of creation and recollects it so many times you feel engulfed in her personal simbolism the spider, the penis, the destruction.I particularly loved her reminescences about this famous Mapplethorpe portrait of her Look at this old lady holding a penis Naughty But this sculpture is called fillette little girl in french and it represents Louise s view of the phallic symbol something fragile, that had to be taken care of As a mother of three boys and a woman in a male predominant area such as the art world she knew that very well And she speaks about her impressions of Mapplethorpe and any famous male artist she had to deal withthis is my attitude towards men, you have to be prepared and work at it it is a very strange attitude, but it is consistent you have to prepare everything you have to feed them, tell them they are great, you literally have to take care of them they constantly get insulted, they turn what you say into the opposite I mean, it s really a job Her cynism, symbology and and power are so great, read this very slowly to be sure I absorbed it all I wish she had an autobiography. Since The Age Of Twelve, The Internationally Renowned Sculptor Louise Bourgeois Has Been Writing Writing And Drawing First A Diary Precisely Recounting The Everyday Events Of Her Family Life, Then Notes And Reflections Destruction Of The Father The Title Comes From The Name Of A Sculpture She Made Following The Death Of Her Husband In Contains Both Formal Texts And What The Artist Calls Pen Thoughts Drawing Texts Often Connected To Her Drawings And Sculptures, With Stories Or Poems Inscribed Alongside The Images This Book Collects Both Her Writings And Her Spoken Remarks On Art, Confirming The Deep Links Between Her Work And Her Biography And Offering New Insights Into Her Creative Thinking And Process it s amazing how someone who can express herself so amazingly in visual arts can also have the capacity to write some amazing insightshowever the same concepts are discussed over and over and over againan obsession with her childhood almost as if none of her grown up years had any influence on her art I am not going to even attempt to review this book because I would end up sounding like a fawning idiot with daddy issues and a penchant for older lady artists Seriously. Louise Bourgeois has been able to look at her life at a distance which I find to be the hardest things a person can do She understands people, events, she is able to analyze situations, her personal life and challenge belief systems. Usually I love diaries and letters This was all way way too abstract No blood No juice Just complicated thoughts about the relations of forms. I m in adoration I wonder if Ms Bourgeois is in need of an adopted daughter To be an artist is a guarantee to your fellow humans that the wear and tear of living will not let you become a murderer Louise Bourgeois on art, integrity, the trap of false humility, and the key to creative confidence wisdom from a lifetime of her previously unpublished diaries and letters. not done, but I highly recommend this if you want to get inspired
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923-1997 book, this is one of the most wanted Louise Bourgeois author readers around the world.
- 384 pages
- Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923-1997
- Louise Bourgeois
- 03 March 2019 Louise Bourgeois