Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010),was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. In 2011 one of her Spider works sold for a new record price for the artist at auction,and the highest price paid for a work by a woman artist. She is recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

Artists in 60 Seconds: Louise Bourgeois

Artists in 60 Seconds: Louise Bourgeois: Louise Bourgeois in 1990 with her marble sculpture Eye to Eye Photo: Raimon Ramis

Louise Bourgeois, Tous les deux (Swaying), 2006 Etching, ink, gouache and pencil on paper 59 x 19 in

Louise Bourgeois, Tous les deux (Swaying), 2006 Etching, ink, gouache and pencil on paper 59 x 19 in algae?

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hauntedbagels: “ Confessional Art “ “Confessional art is a form of contemporary art that focuses on an intentional revelation of the private self. Confessional art encourages an intimate analysis of.

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Louise Bourgeois: The shape of a child's torment

Louise Bourgeois Seven in Bed, 2001 Fabric, stainless steel, glass and wood x 85 x cm / 68 x 33 x 34 in Photo: Christopher Burke

"The fireplace in Bourgeois' front sitting room. The telephone numbers on the wall are in her own hand (NICHOLAS CALCOTT)" via Inside artist Louise Bourgeois' New York home - Telegraph

Inside artist Louise Bourgeois' New York home

"The fireplace in Bourgeois' front sitting room. The telephone numbers on the wall are in her own hand (NICHOLAS CALCOTT)" via Inside artist Louise Bourgeois' New York home - Telegraph

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Louise Bourgeois, Tapestry of My Childhood: Mountains in Aubusson, 1947, brush and ink with gouache – from the exhibition "No Exit" (National Gallery of Art, Washington)

Louise Bourgeois, Tapestry of My Childhood: Mountains in Aubusson, brush and ink with gouache – from the exhibition "No Exit" (National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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Textiles by Louise Bourgeois. "Supposedly she was a hoarder of textiles. She took these textiles, some of which were clothing given to her by her father that she would never wear, and repurposed them into art. Her inspiration, her mother, seen through her art in the spider, is taken even further symbolically through the textile arts in her weaves and webs."  from http://feelincrafty.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/inspriation-louise-bourgeois/

Inspiration- Louise Bourgeois

I am forgoing my weekly link love for this amazing inspiration. A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the fabric works of Louise Bourgeois. The ones below are what initially caught my eye.

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