A GREAT VERNISSAGE & SHOW IN THE ARTISTS’ COLONY DOMBURG
AT THE MUSEUM DOMBURG WITH ICEAC DOMBURG AND EUROART.
From July 2 until September 24, 2023. Opening at July 1, 2023
The exhibition is a collaborative project between Museum Domburg and ICEAC Domburg, the scientific arm of the Federation for European Artists’ Colonies euroart. For this Jacoba van Heemskerck commemorative exhibition, 30 works by Jacoba have been brought together to provide an overview of her development, from early realism to Luminism and Cubism, which originated in Domburg, to Expressionism that would flourish in German contacts. A very special early portrait of Jacoba van Heemskerck was added to this overview, which according to the curator is almost certainly a unique self-portrait.
In addition, 20 works by contemporary artists who were inspired by Jacoba’s works or by herself are on display. As Artists in Residence, these artists associated with euroart stayed in Domburg for a few days, where they were warmly welcomed as guests. They responded with a beautiful poem, a work of art in the style of Marcel Broodthaers and a wealth of sunflowers.
After a word of welcome from chairman of the board Arnold van Houtum and an explanation of the exhibition by curator Francisca van Vloten, the opening speech was given by Katlijne Van der Stighelen, professor of art history in Leuven and member of the Advisory Board of Museum Domburg. In her very fascinating speech she reflected on the attention paid to female artists over the years and the lack thereof.
Katlijne Van der Stighelen was the first to enter the museum gallery and room with Francisca van Vloten, followed by a hundred or so enthusiastic visitors, who will hopefully be followed by many in turn. The exhibition is a small tribute to a great artist, accompanied by a trilingual publication.
Opening speech by Katlijne Van der Stighelen; Selfportrait by Jacoba van Heemskerck; Arnold van Houtum and Francisca van Vloten are listening to the poem by artist Wim Scheere and his colleagues & sunflowers and the ‘mussels’ artwork.