Louise Bourgeois

Janus Fleuri 1968 by Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010
Janus Fleuri 1968

Bourgeois tended to juxtapose materials conventionally considered male or female with the subject of the sculpture.

In the piece Janus Fleuri (1968) shes made the sculpture by combining two phallic aspects to create (in my opinion) a soft feminine shape, the centre of which looks to resemble the female form.

St Sebastien 1992
  • The arrows are pointing at some parts of the female flesh, as if they are pointing out the areas they don’t like or want to change.
  • By making the Christian martyr St Sebastian a female, Bourgeois is playing with the pain and suffering that women have had to endure.

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