It’s Women’s History Month and the National Museum of Women in the Arts has challenged museums around the world to feature 5 women artists throughout the month of March! We’re kicking off our celebration with this stained glass piece by Judith Schaehcter.
She uses the traditional stained glass techniques of cutting, staining, and layering for her narrative images. Her contemporary and sometimes disturbing subjects reflect events that, through the news media, have become commonplace in our lives, such as domestic violence and natural disasters. Schaechter’s Punk/Gothic style recalls the anxious yet beautiful figures of medieval art, as well as modern German Expressionist painting. You can see this panel on view in “The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaehcter’s Stained-Glass Art” at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester through May 24.
Caught in a Flood, Judith Schaechter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1990. 91.4.23.