Okay, I will admit, there are a couple things missing from this exhibition - where are Mark Rothko’s late paintings? Or Ad Reinhardt’s fugitive blacks? Or Robert Ryman?
For example, the bird featured in many of his paintings is actually his Alter Ego, called Loplop.
Perhaps the greatest sculpture park in America. Dozens of important works by numerous internationally recognized artists.
This is a gem of a museum, celebrating the delicate relationship between stone, land and water.
Once you get there, the architectural is minimalist and industrial, with expansive spaces that are well suited to the needs of large-scale installations, paintings, and sculptures.
But anyway back to Rachel. In 1993, she was the first woman to win the Turner Prize (1993 seems late but whatever!) and that same year she made House, a life-sized cast of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London’s East End, which existed for a few months before it was controversially demolished.
Degas is one of the rare artists who excels in pastel - far more than in oil paint.
"The colours, the brushstrokes, the dimensionality - it’s all here. Cezanne reduces his sitters to shapes of reflected light. It sounds cold and unfeeling but the result is majestic."
The repeated motif of the spider is based on memories of the artist's mother. It alludes to the strength of Bourgeois' mother, with metaphors of spinning, weaving, nurture and protection. Her mother Josephine was a woman who repaired tapestries in her father's textile restoration workshop in Paris.
This is one of those exhibtions where you HAVE TO GET the headsets.