Baroque girl power

<p>Although very little is known about Rubens and his contacts with women artists-contemporaries, there were some around and there is no doubt that he knew and assessed their work. High time, therefore, we turned our attention to those women artists.&nbsp;</p>

Michaelina Woutiers

The work of Michaelina Woutiers (or Wautier) (Mons, 1614-Brussels, 1689) is undeniably ground-breaking. She is known to have painted 26 paintings which stand out on account of their challenging themes and superior pictorial technique. She painted historical paintings, portraits, still lifes and genre scenes. Her masterpiece is undoubtedly the large-scale Bacchus Parade in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, where she painted her own life-size image. She appears as a half-naked bacchante and of all the characters, she is the only one who looks the spectator in the eye.

Even more girl power

The first exhibition on this Baroque artist is even more interesting if we contextualise her work alongside that of two other celebrated women artists: Judith Leyster from Holland and Artemesia Gentileschi from Italy.

This project is the result of years of intensive research by Professor Dr Katlijne Van der Stighelen (KUL) and is realized in close cooperation with the Rubens House (Ben Van Beneden) and the Rubenianum (Bert Watteeuw).

Practical info

Rubens House, 5 October 2018 to 6 January 2019

Admission: EUR 10/8

Guided tours: EUR 75 for two hours + EUR 5 booking fee (max. 15 people per guide). Book at least three weeks in advance via Visit Antwerpen (e-mail).

Not accessible to wheelchair users and buggies.

Accessible to people with visual disabilities.

If you are looking for more information or want to book right away, please contact us. 

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