Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Travelling with Louise Bourgeois's Les Fleurs

Louise Bourgeois grew up in Paris and in a suburb of Paris. Her parents owned an antique tapestry shop where they sold and repaired old tapestries so she was surrounded by history and textiles and probably some great old smells. These memories of her childhood, including her time in Paris of course, informed her work for the rest of her life. She was a very sensitive child who took in everything and made it a part of her.

Paris is such a beautiful, atmospheric city with such strong art historical connections. Inspiration is everywhere as you walk down the perfectly designed streets. Even the street sweepers are beautiful with their green uniforms and witches brooms! I imagine Louise Bourgeois found much to discover and inspire her in this incredible city.

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