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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Renee Vivien

b. 1877, London; d. 1909, Paris

Renée Vivien was a poet who conveyed fervent emotions in strict verse form. Her writing was inspired by multiple sources, including classical Greek genres and the works of Baudelaire, Keats, and her lover Natalie Barney. Her published poetry includes Cendres et poussières (Ashes and Dust, 1902), Les Kitharèdes (The Women of Kithara, 1904), Dans un coin de violettes (In a Violet Garden, 1908), and Le vent des vaisseaux (Ship Wind, 1909). Vivien was emotionally distressed throughout her life, but seemed to find some consolation in Roman Catholicism, to which she converted shortly before her death.

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). <em>The Dinner Party</em> (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
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

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