Changes from state IV, by burnishing: smaller baby partially removed. Changes from state IV, in aquatint: tone in outer edges of torso darkened. Changes from state IV, in drypoint: larger baby delineated.
Toward the end of her life, Bourgeois made a large body of red gouache drawings related to the theme of Motherhood & Family. Bourgeois usually made several iterations of each scene, exploring pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, among other subjects related to new life. Some drawings were used as source works for print compositions. As the print composition evolved, Bourgeois continued to explore the same subject through drawing. See Related Works in Other Mediums below for examples.
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