Synopsis by Nathan Southern
A sculptor who consistently refused to be pigeonholed in her career, Louise Bourgeois flittered freely between en vogue artistic movements - so freely that she could have very easily been associated with any one movement at any one time, and virtually defined contemporary trends in visual art. Over the decades, she held court in such diverse areas of expression as painting, sculpture and performance art; her central themes seldom changed, however, and she sustained a preoccupation with social isolation, death and sexuality from endeavor to endeavor. The documentary Louise Bourgeois sketches a biographical portrait of its central subject, placing equal emphasis on Bourgeois's unusual artistic creations and the unapologetically vociferous, opinionated woman behind them.
death, isolation, painting, sculpting, sculpture, sexuality