Sleeping under Statues

Holly Harmon's art blog - sharing artwork and artists that move me.

Title taken from a joke by stand-up comedian Jesse Joyce, which refers to the fact that I'm doing what I love: Art History. As a result I may soon be "sleeping under statues in the park, but I'll know who made them, and that's important."
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Louise Bourgeois. The Couple.
I love Bourgeois’ work. I think this sculpture is really beautiful and quite enigmatic. The message of the work is a bit unclear. Is the relationship smothering these figures or are they simply trying to break out of their current situation in order to be together? I tend to lean toward the former interpretation, merely because I know that Bourgeois’ work tends to be a bit darker. But I love that you can’t be sure. 

Louise Bourgeois. The Couple.

I love Bourgeois’ work. I think this sculpture is really beautiful and quite enigmatic. The message of the work is a bit unclear. Is the relationship smothering these figures or are they simply trying to break out of their current situation in order to be together? I tend to lean toward the former interpretation, merely because I know that Bourgeois’ work tends to be a bit darker. But I love that you can’t be sure. 

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