The Subject Matter For Louise Bourgeois 'Mamam'

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The Subject Matter for Louise Bourgeois’, “Mamam”, was out of admiration for her mother. Bourgeois saw them as clever creatures. Just like her mother, the spiders knew how to weave. Spiders are also protective of their young. Even though this spider is seen protecting her eggs, viewers can’t help but get a sense of unease. By doing this, the piece also relays a sense of power, and strength, a universal description of mothers.

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