Little Stories of Great Women Artists is an original project of playful and educational animated videos for children from the age of 7 and older.
The objective of each episode? To shed light on the life and work of a woman artist from the 20th century in a three minute video. Imagined by screenwriter Sophie Caron, each story conveys the originality of an artist’s approach, their importance within an artistic movement, certain significant biographical stories, as well as difficulties that the artist may have encountered in her practice.
In a landscape where children’s publications and activities about art privilege male artists, this new and unique project intends for younger audiences to be able to identify important figures beyond all gender stereotypes. Through the discovery of these women artists, we hope to invite as many people as possible to discover the emotion that art can bring.
In this episode of Little Stories of Great Women Artists, we travelled between the United-States and France to meet the famous artist Louise Bourgeois. She made an uncategorisable and polymorphic body of work -profoundly original, but only recognised very late in her life. She was rooted in her lived experience.
“All my subjects find their origin in my childhood. It has never lost any of its magic, its mystery nor its drama”. Louise Bourgeois navigated through several movements, always staying autonomous, and addressing difficult and often intimate subjects that few women had addressed before her. She was a pioneer that advanced without fear. She was also mischievous, amusing, and often provocative!
This project is made possible by the support of the Délégation à la transmission, aux territoires et à la démocratie culturelle of the Ministry of Culture, and the Fondation ENGIE.
Coordination : Mathilde de Croix with the AWARE team.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron.
Illustrator: Louise Nelson.
Post-production: Waya Productions.
Editor: Maggali Baraban.
Voice: Melha Mammeri Bossard.