Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Faustina Bordoni

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Faustina Bordoni
b. 1697, Venice; d. 1781, Venice

Faustina Bordoni, an Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer, was renowned for her impeccable breath control, great vocal range, beauty, and acting talent. Bordoni performed in Venice, London, Munich, Vienna, Dresden, and Paris. In 1722, a medal was made in Naples in her honor, demonstrating the great fame and respect she had garnered in her homeland.

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