Parels (Pearls)

Virgin Wolf (2005)

“Until about 100 years ago, almost all women wore headscarves or caps on paintings.  I have been working on this theme since 1992. In the first works (1992-1995) to question the ‘image of women in art’.

After 2004, after the attack on Theo van Gogh, the headscarf discussion became a much-discussed topic.

I started to play with the different forms of the headscarf in combination with well-known images such as the women in the paintings of Vermeer, van Gogh, Rembrandt, Pieter de Hoogh and also Little Red Riding Hood, Barbie, Droste vrouw, wife of Boterbabbelaar, Zeeuws meisje etc….