Inner Structures: Louise Bourgeois’ Parables

The connections between the texts and the imagery in Louise Bourgeois’ book, He Disappeared into Complete Silence, are inexplicit and oblique. Bourgeois’ images are populated almost entirely by inanimate structures and buildings, and as these images illustrate tales that probe human feeling and motivation, such inert content appears at first to be almost extraneous to the text. However as Marius Bewley suggests in the introduction to the book: “The more one looks at these engravings the more one realizes how closely, even how poignantly connected, the buildings and the parables really are.”

Prints & Multiples | London
29 September