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Copyright: Maria Jose Con (mariajosecon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 79 N: 56] (1668)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-23
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-07 13:16
Viewed: 1656
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Helen, asked if I could post a complete image of the spider I presented on the Friday´s theme of last week. So here it is.
I also found this excerpt on the net about the artist, and it is written by Meghan Dailey. I lost the link but it was fron the guggenheim museun in Bilbao

María José

" Like a creature escaped from a dream, or a larger-than-life embodiment of a secret childhood fear, the giant spider Maman (1999) casts a powerful physical and psychological shadow. Over 30 feet high, the mammoth sculpture is one of the most ambitious undertakings in the long career of Louse Bourgeois (b. Paris, 1911). Through a vast oeuvre spanning over 60 years, Bourgeois has plumbed the depths of human emotion further and more passionately than perhaps any other artist of our time. In its evocation of the psyche, her work is both universal and deeply personal, with frequent, explicit reference to painful childhood memories.... Bourgeois first gained notice in the 1940s with her Surrealist-inspired Personnages: thin, vertical forms in wood or stone that evoke the human body. Installed in clusters, suggesting a small crowd or perhaps a family, the Personnages were meant to symbolize figures from the artist's past. Maman, in fact, is associated with the artist's own mother. The spider, who protects her precious eggs in a steel cage-like body, provokes awe and fear, but her massive height, improbably balanced on slender legs, conveys an almost poignant vulnerability ".

Meghan Dailey

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Hola Maria Jose.

Muy fotografiada es esta araña Bilbaina y la verdad es que resulta muy llamativa y original, te ha quedado muy bien la toma con la señora debajocomo referente de su gran tamaño.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
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Hello Maria! I really like Mrs Bourgeois's work! I've seen one like this in Ottawa, Canada and one in Havana, Cuba. Very good shot with a perfect exposure, well done!


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