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Title :

Louise Bourgeois : sculptural confrontations

Author :
POTTS, Alex ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Article argues that the psychically charged responses that Louise Bourgeois' work elicits from a viewer are structured by formal concerns, in ways whose complexity is nicely condensed in her slogan 'Pain is the ransom of formalism'. In particular it is shown that Bourgeois has always been something of a modernist, and also that a Minimalist preoccupation with the situation of the art work and its interaction with the viewer has been central to her project. The readings she offers of her sculptures in terms of childhood psychodramas are best understood, not so much as accounts of their meaning, but as allegories that play out patterns of response the sculptures activate. ;
Pagination/Size :
8 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art minimal ; Bourgeois, Louise, n.1911 ; Etats-Unis ; Interprétation ; Psychologie ; Sculpture ; Style ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Bourgeois, Louise, b.1911 ; Interpretation ; Minimal art ; Psychology ; Sculpture ; Style ; United States ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Oxford art journal, 1999, 22, 2
INIST identifier :
24974838 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0142-6540 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Setsquare, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;