This exhibition is a reacion against condemnation to silence.
Margaretta Haverman was a Dutch 18th century painter. She was the only woman studying in the atelier of Jan van Huysum. After a while, her master questioned her professionality and accused her of a lack of talent and of “sweet - talking” her way into the workshop. Sometime later she was admitted to the prestigious “Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculptur” and her career as a painter took off, much to the embarrassment of van Huysum. After getting married she moved to Paris, where the quality of her work gained her recognition as a member of the local Academie. Just two years later she was expelled because it was falsely rumoured that she was claiming credit for work done by van Huysman.
At present we only know of two paintings by Margaretta.
The outstanding quality of her work is a protest itself, although silent. I would like it to be heard.Margaretta and the Rage.