Judy Chicago – Dome Drawing Blue/Green
Dimensions: 54.75 x 54.75″ framed / 54 x 54″ unframed
Medium: prismacolor on paper
This Dome Drawing Blue/Green is a major work from Judy Chicago’s early minimalist period from 1965 to 1973, when she created drawings, paintings, and sculpture that demonstrated her affinity for exploring color through a very reduced formal vocabulary of geometric shapes. This work was featured in Chicago’s monograph titled Deflowered Judy Chicago, and is an example of Chicago’s attempts to set color free by portraying its three-dimensionality. This desire to set color free would culminate in her subsequent smoke performative works, in which she literally set colored smoke free in the outdoor environment.
Judy Chicago’s artworks are found in the permanent collections of the world’s top museums. Gloria Steinem, upon introducing her long time friend as she was being honored by the Hammer Museum, famously said she could define art history as before and after Judy Chicago. There are numerous monographs and books about Judy Chicago, including the most recent monograph published by National Museum of Women in the Arts. Art historians and curators can search the Judy Chicago Portal, which combines her archives at Harvard, Penn State, and National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 2020 Judy Chicago completed a widely acclaimed collaboration with Dior Couture in Paris, in which her Female Divine monumental sculpture was erected outside the Rodin Museum in Paris and housed her banners posing the question “What if Women Ruled the World?” Read more about why Dior invited her to collaborate with them to champion female is an iconic image by Judy Chicago, who is one of the most important contemporary artists of the last 100 years.