In homage to wonderful western women through the centuries, artist Judy Chicago built a triangular table with 39 place settings – using ceramics, china-painting and needle and fibre techniques. There are 13 on each side – all representing a historical figure, goddess or important woman.
The porcelain-tiled floor – upon which the table rests – has a further 999 names of important women inscribed in it.
This installation has travelled the world, and been viewed by over 1 million people – but now rests at Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, in the Brooklyn Museum.
I love this one:
(because I love Virginia Woolf and Georgia O’Keeffe)
Beautiful, well-crafted – and spot on:
What an amazing woman – and an amazing tribute to all these laydees…
For more information about the artist and The Dinner Party, see here.