Art & Sanity

“Art is a guarantee of sanity.”

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris on December 25, 1911, and is still going strong as an artist though she turned 97 last January. Bourgeois is known for her sculptures, especially her large spiders. She has created within the many movements she’s encountered in her decades as an artist – more about her current activities here. Her art seems as integral to her being as breathing. This is an interesting discussion of her impact as a woman artist during times when there wasn’t much room for her gender in that field. On that point, she said:

“A woman has no peace as an artist until she proves over and over that she won’t be eliminated.”

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