A Chacun Sa Grace. Femmes artistes en Belgique et aux Pays-Bas 1500-1950

Gent ; Paris: Ludion ; Flamarion, 2000 circa. Softcover. Color illustrated wraps, red spine. 400 pp. 308 color illustrations. A heavy book. NF. Item #130418
ISBN: 9789055442720

In French. Women Artists in Belgium and Netherlands 1500 -1950. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Elck zijn waerom" held at the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, 17.10.1999-16.01.2000 and the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, 26.02.2000-04.06.2000. "Elck his 'why' was the title of the first exhibition of female artists in the Netherlands. The aim was to provide an overview of 500 years of female artists in the Netherlands and Belgium with over 300 works by 135 women: altarpieces, landscapes, still lifes, genre scenes, portraits, historical paintings and sculptures. The title of the exhibition was taken from the motto of Mary Tesselschade (1594-1649). You can read her motto as a confident call - Why? Why! - And behind that "why" is an unprecedented hidden world ... because these artists deserve more attention than they have hitherto received, because female artists in the past were not taken seriously, and because many people after their death fell into oblivion... " -- review from www dot khsalon dot nl, with Google translate.

Price: $29.97