Art Work of the Week: Spiders!

The artist saw spiders as both fierce and fragile, capable of being protectors as well as predators. MOMA website

Magic at MOMA

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco is a treasure trove of the latest in what the art world has to offer.

Paintings, sketches, sculptures, films, videos  photographs … to delight and challenge the viewers.

This year’s exhibitions include:

~ a teleprinter which continuously prints out the news of the world

~ two violins mounted on the wall which play

~ three huge screen running images of landscapes and the best and the worst of the human experience

~the best of modern German expressionism,

and the wonderful Louise Bourgeois spiders!

An arachnid specialist

French sculptor, Louise Bourgeois, has been specialising in spiders since late last century.

They range in height from a few centimetres to  nearly 10 metres high!

The tallest one is called Maman, and is located in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris.

MOMA has a great exhibition of Bourgeois’s spiders from little fellows to a family.

A wonder to behold!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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