A great artist, no longer with us.

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by D_Tim McGnaw, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. D_Tim McGnaw

    D_Tim McGnaw Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    7,317
    Likes Received:
    8
    #1 D_Tim McGnaw, Jun 1, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  2. D_Gunther Snotpole

    D_Gunther Snotpole Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    14,610
    Likes Received:
    5
    She was quite something.
    There is a casting of Maman, the huge metal spider that she created, here in Ottawa just outside the National Gallery. (That one is a bronze, like the ones at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Tuileries in Paris, the Hirshhorn in Washington and a few more. The original, still outside the Tate Modern in London, was in stainless steel.)
    It appeals equally to art lovers and to peeps who know nothing of art.
     
  3. hunkydory

    hunkydory Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    338
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NYC
    I love her work - I am glad I got to see it in NY this year..
     
  4. thetramp

    Verified Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,273
    Albums:
    4
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Germany
    Verified:
    Photo
    she certainly was a great asset to the culture of the last century
     
  5. D_Tim McGnaw

    D_Tim McGnaw Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    7,317
    Likes Received:
    8
    I've always admired both her work and her completely uncompromising personal attitude. I think artists like her seem fewer in number these days, her work will always speak for a woman who made herself autonomous and clear voiced in a field traditionally dominated by men, and who made herself audible because of the scope of her talent.
     
  6. thetramp

    Verified Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,273
    Albums:
    4
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Germany
    Verified:
    Photo
    You are right about that, she does not only mean a lot to the art of the 20th century, but with the publicity and popularity she gained through that art.
    She meant a lot to the liberation movement of women world wide, because she was not shy to speak up, because she was all her live working in that men dominated field and still had so much success.
     
  7. D_Portelay Porquesword

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,107
    Likes Received:
    5
    I took quite a few pics of the Spider in Ottawa. It is quite beautiful.

    RIP
     
  8. D_Wally Walnuts

    D_Wally Walnuts New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    2
    ^This. I don't know much about art, but I know I liked it.
     
  9. dannyrankin

    dannyrankin New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west coast
    R.I.P. Gary Coleman
     
  10. TurkeyWithaSunburn

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    3,543
    Albums:
    5
    Likes Received:
    252
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  11. abriel

    abriel New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    KS
    One of my most favorite quotes:

    "Every day you have to abandon your past or accept it and then if you cannot accept it
    you become an [artist]." Louise Bourgeois
     
  12. D_Tim McGnaw

    D_Tim McGnaw Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    7,317
    Likes Received:
    8

    I love that, it's probably true.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted