CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

The enigmatic Michaelina Woutiers (1617/18-1689): a woman’s touch in Brussels baroque

Lecture: 21 November 2009

Information from the museum, 3 November 2009

A lecture by Katlijne van der Stighelen

Michaelina Woutiers is arguably the only female artist in the early modern age, who has ventured into all genres of painting (portrait, history, still life and genre) and succeeded artistically in all of them.

Her finest painting is without doubt the Triumph of Bacchus in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, noticeable for its clever depiction of male activity. Although painted during the counter reformation, the artist has portrayed herself half naked in a profane scene. The brilliantly executed painting is a unique work of bravoure within the European baroque.

Saturday 21 November 2009, 16.30 o’ clock
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria Theresien-Platz, Vienna