new work

During the network event organised by Steunpunt Beeldende Kunst (SBK)  at Kunstruimte H47, Leeuwarden at November 17, 2023, I presented new work. 

The framed flowers are a continuation of the paper flower project, which aims at drawing attention to the historic position of women artists influencing the visibility of both historic and contemporary women artist nowadays.

The frames are now available for sale.

red tulip paperflower
Flower frame 3 tulips

Flower frame nr. 1

Three framed tulips in red and purple 275 €

frame size – 24 cm x 19 cm

frame and flower size – 35 x 35

Buy it!

Flower frame nr. 2

A framed red parrot tulip 175 €

frame size – 19 cm x 24 cm

frame and flower size – 19 x 29

Is it still available? Buy it!

Flower frame M red parrot tulip
Flower frame M purple parrot tulip

Flower frame nr. 3

A framed purple parrot tulip 175 €

frame size – 17 cm x 22 cm

frame and flower size – 17 x 32

Yes I want this!

Flower frame nr. 4

A framed pink poppy 145 €

frame size – 14.5 cm x 16 cm

frame and flower size – 22 x 16

Take me to the shop!

Flower frame S pink poppy
flower frame S whithered poppy

Flower frame nr. 5

A framed withered poppy 145 €

frame size – 14.5 cm x 12 cm

frame and flower size – 19 x 17

That would look lovely in my house! I want it!

Flower frame nr. 6

A framed withered poppy 145 €

frame size – 16.5 cm x 14 cm

frame and flower size – 16.5 x 18

Take me to the shop!

Flower frame S withered poppy

Dutch history has shaped the lack of visibility of women art makers up until today. The dominant position of men over women in society negatively affected the value assigned to the work made by women. Women were not allowed to work as an artist, which forced them to rely on the generosity of men in their direct surrounding to be exposed to material and training.

If women had the opportunity to create art, their subject was restricted as well. Still life, such as flowers, was considered a suitable subject, while topics with more public display, such as mythological or religious matters, were available only to men.

It is stated by Dutch art institutions that it is harder to show historic work made by women in great retrospectives. This is due to the limited amount of work available of a woman artist and the fragile material used, such as paper.

The exclusion is not due to a lack of female artists, but due to a systematic pattern of exclusion. The paper flowers refer to the position of women created by patriarchal structures and behaviors in Dutch society.

Creating awareness hopefully leads to more conscious decisions and actions at Dutch art institutions to change the pattern of structural exclusion of women artists, resulting in more recognition and visibility of historic and contemporary women artists.

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