Louise Bourgeois - Quotes

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Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. ---->>>

I have kept a diary as long as I can remember, and drawings are really another kind of diary. ---->>>

My childhood has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama. ---->>>

I was a 'runaway girl' from France who married an American and moved to New York City. I'm not sure I would have continued as an artist had I remained in Paris because of the family setup. ---->>>

Space is something that you have to define. Otherwise, it is like anxiety, which is too vague. A fear is something specific. I like claustrophobic spaces, because at least then you know your limits. ---->>>

To express your emotions, you have to be very loose and receptive. The unconscious will come to you if you have that gift that artists have. I only know if I'm inspired by the results. ---->>>

I don't watch TV. I don't use a computer, a fax or a cellphone. ---->>>

I was raised a Catholic. But I am not religious. In my work, I am interested in real flesh and blood. ---->>>

Look at it this way - a totem pole is just a decorated tree. My work is a confessional. ---->>>

My art is a form of restoration in terms of my feelings to myself and to others. ---->>>

When my mother died, I fell apart. My father wanted to control me. As a consequence, I ran away to America. ---->>>

Even though what I do does enter the market, it doesn't interest me. I am exclusively concerned with the formal qualities of my work. It is about the need and the right to self-expression. ---->>>

I have drawn my whole life. My parents were in the tapestry restoration business, and as a young girl, I would draw in the missing parts of the tapestry that needed to be rewoven. ---->>>

I know that when I finish a drawing, my anxiety level decreases. The realistic drawings are a way of pinning down an idea. I don't want to loose it. With the abstract drawings, when I'm feeling loose, I can slip into the unconscious. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 12-25, 1911
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 05-31, 2010
Occupation: Artist
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Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (French: [lwiz buʁʒwa]; 25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist. Best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious (wikipedia)