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Judy Chicago
Hildegarde of Bingen, gorgeous Cloisonne Brooch, jewelry from The Dinner Party

1987

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Judy Chicago Cloisonne Brooch of Hildegard of Bingen from The Dinner Party, 1987 Cloisonne brooch/pin with clasp on the back and Judy Chicago's incised signature and copyright 2 in diameter Artist's incised signature, date and copyright incised on the reverse (very rare) Produced by Artwear Concepts, California Despite Judy Chicago's incredible productivity and popularity, design objects like this exquisite cloisonné brooch, created in the 1980s. are very scarce. This work is dated 1987, with Judy Chicago's original incised signature and copyright. The brooch depicts the original “Hildegard of Bingen” place setting from The Dinner Party. (For inspiration only, we are showing a photograph of Hildegard Dinner Party setting in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum). Hildegard of Bingen (or Saint Bingen) was a German Christian mystic and visionary who lived between 1098-1179. Her other-worldly visions inspired her much celebrated and studied writings, music compositions, and philosophy. In addition to her religious pursuits, Hildegard wrote volumes on medical diagnosis and treatment along with scientific findings and documentation, she is credited as the founder of scientific natural science in Germany. As Judy Chicago writes in the attached documentation, "Hildegarde of Bingen was one of the greatest and most original thinkers of Medieval Europe. She was an abess, a scientist, a leading medical woman, a scholar, a musician and prolific composer, political and religious figure and a visionary. Her writings are among the earliest most important mystic works of the Middle Ages...I have adopted the design of her plate, which relates to the image of a stained glass window, for this pin, which is meant to be worn in commemoration of women's rich heritage.." Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party is a groundbreaking work of feminist art and is a transformative accomplishment in American art of the 20th century. It debuted to much sensationalism in 1979, The Dinner Party ultimately toured several continents reaching an audience of millions. After many years in storage, in 2007 it re-opened in its permanent home at the (likely soon to be re-named!) Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. Judy Chicago conceptualized this large-scale installation to serve as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization. The Dinner Party is comprised of a huge ceremonial banquet table with 39 place-settings. Each place-setting commemorates a historical or mythical female figure including artists, goddesses, activists, and martyrs. Each of these unique place-settings includes a hand-painted plate depicting a brightly-colored and elaborately styled pattern (often in forms that recall female sexual organs). Like many of the elements of The Dinner Party, this cloisonné pin similarly embellishes and celebrates a marginal (but radical) figure from the history of civilization and feminist history.
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