With this illy Art Collection, the iconic espresso cups that more than 30 years ago have turned an everyday object into a blank canvas featuring the work of internationally acclaimed artists, Judy Chicago represents women’s roles and achievements throughout history, by using the concept from her early works "Reincarnation Triptych".
In the four cups inspired by the ‘Reincarnation Triptych’ the artist uses a lively and vibrant palate to illustrate the transition away from the societal constraints that have historically been imposed on women to a place of cultural and creative freedom. Each cup, through its creativity, represents a notable woman from history from distinct time periods: the Queen of France, Maria Antonietta; the novelist, philosopher, and political writer Madame de Stael; feminist novelist, George Sand; and writer, Virginia Woolf.
Born as Judith Sylvia Cohen in 1939, in the city whose stage name she would later take on. Judy Chicago is a multifaceted American artist, a pioneer of the feminist art movement since the 1960s. She was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2018 and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2021.
Cited in hundreds of international publications, her work has influenced the global art community. She is known for her large-scale installations that celebrate the multiple roles of women in history and culture.
Photo credits: ©Donald Woodman Artists Rights Society, New York 2019
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