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Judy Chicago: The End—A Meditation On Death And Extinction

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Judy Chicago—The End: Extinction

Posted: January 15, 2020
Category: Judy Chicago: The End—A Meditation On Death And Extinction
Judy Chicago, when describing her work on the “Extinction” section of The End, called the two years of intense painting “excruciating." "To be faced every day with what we are...
Painting on black glass shows a polar bear standing on a small block of ice in a choppy ocean and staring out at viewer.

In Her Own Hand: Judy Chicago’s Use of Text in “The End”

Posted: December 19, 2019
Category: Judy Chicago: The End—A Meditation On Death And Extinction
Judy Chicago has a long history of incorporating handwritten text into her bold and colorful artworks. Whether embroidered into cloth or painted in watercolor, Chicago uses words within a visual...
Painted black glass with handwritten words in white paint relating to death and dying, such as, 'End of Life,' 'Rigor Mortis,' 'Pop off,' 'Dead as a doornail.'

Visualizing Extinction in Judy Chicago’s “The End”

Posted: December 9, 2019
Category: Judy Chicago: The End—A Meditation On Death And Extinction
As artists contend with the urgency of climate change, some portray nature’s stunning grandeur to inspire viewers into protecting the planet; others show human-caused damage that provokes shock and anguish....
Painting on black glass of three penguins. The smallest is standing in the middle with its bill open to the sky as if waiting to be fead while the two larger penguins stare towards it. The words 'Only 1600 pair left' and 'killing them off' is written by hand at the bottom.

Judy Chicago—The End: Mortality

Posted: November 20, 2019
Category: Judy Chicago: The End—A Meditation On Death And Extinction
In the “Mortality” section of The End, Judy Chicago explores her own death across 20 black glass panels. The figure in each work has the artist’s shock of bright curls...

“Judy Chicago: New Views” Available Now

Posted: September 4, 2019
Category: Judy Chicago: The End—A Meditation On Death And Extinction
As the first major monograph on the feminist artist Judy Chicago in nearly 20 years, Judy Chicago: New Views provides fresh perspectives by leading scholars and curators.