|Louise Bourgeois. Spider, 1997 |
Well, the first spider in art I saw (that I can remember) was at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.
Kuniyoshi Utagawa,Minamoto no Yorimitsu Battling an Earth Spider (Minamoto no Yorimitsu Tsuchigumo Taiji), c. 1818-1830
Franz Karl Basler-Kopp, Die Schwarze Spinne(1879(1879)–1937(1937)).
Paolo Veronese (1822-1881) - "The reward" Look close to see the spider and web in the hands of figure.
And sometimes a Spider is not so literal, but created through an artists eyes.
Alexander Calder(1898-1976), Spider.
This is at the MoMA. During our whirlwind tour of the MoMA last June I do not recall seeing this particular Calder piece. Maybe I have seen more spiders in art than originally thought!
Have a Happy Halloween!