Artist of the Week: Spooky, Creepy, and “Satanically Influential”
In honor of Halloween, here are two particularly spooky artists:
First up is Louise Bourgeois, a French-American artist who used large-scale spider-like sculptures to illustrate familial relationships and the anxieties of motherhood.
First Image: Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999 cast 2001. Bronze, marble, and stainless steel. Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa. © Louise Bourgeois/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Francis Bacon‘s abstracted images of the human form represent the horrors of the human existence more literally. One common motif in his work is the screaming mouth.
Second Image: Francis Bacon, Head, 1947-8. Oil and tempera on board. Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York