What can portraits reveal about their subjects? This digital exhibition explores this question through ten paintings and prints from the Norton Simon collections that represent women from various social and cultural contexts in seventeenth-century Europe. These women actively participated in shaping their own images, but their roles are often overlooked in favor of the male artists who depicted them.
The exhibition is curated by Maggie Bell and includes paintings by Nicolaes Maes, Johannes Verspronck, Rubens, Jacob Ochtervelt, Daniel Mytens and Justus Sustermans, as well as prints by Rembrandt. It is available at www.nortonsimon.org/exhibitions/virtual-exhibitions/representing-women/