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|With almost 9 meters tall, «Maman» is one of the sculptures by Louise Bourgeois that take as their subject the spider. Intended as a tribute to her mother, who was a weaver, Bourgeois's spiders are highly contradictory as emblems of maternity: they suggest both protector and predator - the silk of a spider is used both to construct cocoons and to bind prey — and embody both strength and fragility. Such ambiguities are powerfully figured in the mammoth «Maman», which hovers ominously on legs like Gothic arches that act at once as a cage and as a protective lair to a sac full of eggs perilously attached to her undercarriage. The spider provokes awe and fear, yet her massive height, improbably balanced on slender legs, conveys an almost poignant vulnerability.|
You'll see it near Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
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Your photo gives well the lines richeness of the place,
Good architecture with a good perspective and good b/w choice with great tones. Bravo
Bela foto José, como de costume. O que mais me encantou foi o ângulo que você adotou que consegue transmitir a sensação de movimento que a escultura transmite.
Ciao Jose, fascinating B&W with fantastic sculpture, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
- [2013-10-12 1:50]
I like the POV to capture this huge sculpture of the spider!
A good idea to include the man in the presentation to give us a sense of scale.
The monochrome conversion suits the subject.