The exhibition ‘Michaelina’ shows the exceptional talent of an artist who made a name for herself at a time when female artists were very rare.
Michaelina Wautier (1614-1689) was a contemporary of Rubens. She stood out from her female peers because of the genres she specialised in. She turned her hand to large format historical pieces, a challenge which many male painters shied away from. Her masterpiece is undoubtedly ‘The Triumph of Bacchus’, a monumental depiction of Bacchus and his retinue. The work is testimony to the great command she had of the male anatomy. Wautier includes herself in the painting as a half-naked bacchante who is looking the spectator straight in the eyes in a self-assured manner.
‘Michaelina’ is the first retrospective of this Baroque artist’s work.
The Rubens House | 01/06/2018-02/09/2018
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