Virtues Theologales Tea Towel, Bourgeois

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This beautiful tea towel features the creative artwork Virtues Theologales, 2001, a work by the late artist Louise Bourgeois. Roughly translated, the petals read: "Loves me, loves me not (passionately, crazily, not at all, with love, a little, a lot..." )

Bourgeois was a French-born American artist painter, sculptor, and printmaker who first exhibited her work at the Brooklyn Museum Print Exhibition in 1939. Although Bourgeois was very close to the Abstract Expressionists, with whom she frequently socialized and worked, her work was never abstract. Instead, her strange forms, which depict things such as spiders, architectural forms such as houses and cages, and the human body, explored themes of loneliness, conflict, frustration, vulnerability, sexual desire, and love.who used her art to work through her experiences and seek calm and strength. She once said, " “To give meaning and shape to frustration and suffering. The existence of pain cannot be denied. I propose no remedies or excuses.” Her interior life was often the basis of her work. The feelings she tapped into were universal yet complex and affecting. She was one of the most prominent female artists to live and work in the 20th and 21st centuries, and her work continues to be shown around the world.

A practical and fun way to dry the dishes, this tea towel can also be stretched onto a canvas at your local framer and double up as an affordable artwork for your home. 

Screen printed on 100% linen highlighted with embroidery.

Cold machine wash.

Measures approximately 27.5" L x 19.7" W.

A wonderful addition to the home or a thoughtful gift for the art lover.