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The 10 most subversive women artists in history

The 10 most subversive women artists in history | Art and design ...

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French-American artist and sculptor, Louise Bourgeois' "Maman," 1999 / Its abdomen and thorax are made up of ribbed bronze. In the late 1990s, Bourgeois began using the spider as a central image in her art. The sculpture alludes to the strength of her mother, with metaphors of spinning, weaving, nurture, and protection.

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Cloth lullaby: the woven life of Louise Bourgeois – in pictures

Amy Novesky tells us about the fascinating life of Louise Bourgeois, the artist who made the famous 30 foot high spider sculpture Maman – with beautiful illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault