Louise Bourgeois

Janus Fleuri

About this artwork

Imagery referencing both male and female body parts are brought together to create a new organic form. The title refers to the Roman god Janus who is typically depicted with two heads, one male and one female that look to the past and into the future. The French word ‘fleuri’ means ‘in blossom’ or ‘glowing’, and refers to the golden patina of the bronze. Bourgeois once stated that this work was her favourite sculpture, and also referred to it as a possible self-portrait.

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  • title:
    Janus Fleuri
  • accession number:
    AL00347
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Bronze, gold patina, hanging piece
  • date created:
    1968
  • measurements:
    25.70 x 31.80 x 21.30 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by the Easton Foundation 2013
  • copyright:
    © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by DACS.
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois