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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Reina Sofia : Room 411

Today we arrive at Reina Sofia’s Room 411 – Louise Bourgeois – The Body in Exile for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery showcases seminal artworks by Louise Bourgeois from between 1947 to 1949. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Quarantania iii, 1949, by Louise Bourgeois
2. He Disappeared into Complete Silence, 1947 / 2005, by Louise Bourgeois
3. C.O.Y.O.T.E, 1947-1947, by Louise Bourgeois

Image courtesy for artworks : Reina Sofia

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The works in this gallery are on long-term loan to the Reina Sofia by the Easton Foundation, which is managed by the Louise Bourgeois Studio. The agreement for such loan was signed in 2014.
  • Louise Bourgeois is a French-American artist. She is especially known for her massive sculptural installations. Her works often allude to themes of femininity, sexuality and the human body.
  • Born in Paris, Bourgeois had her first solo exhibition in New York at the Betha Schaefer Gallery. Today her works are collected by key art museums and collectors. She is featured at the Tate Modern, London, the Guggenheim in New York and several other museums around the world.
  • The Easton Foundation was established by the artist herself in the 1980s. It is a non-profit organisation with a mission of promoting and preserving Bourgeois’ artistic legacy. The foundation frequently ties up with and supports institutions interested in showcasing the artist’s works. The Foundation also houses an extensive archive relating to the artist’s career.

A Final Thought :

Bourgeois works highlight important stylistic movements and tendencies of the time. Her art often had feminist undertones and she is undoubtedly one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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