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Point of View #6

Point of View #6

Unusual Insights into the Picture Gallery

In 2012 the Picture Gallery began a new series of small exhibitions entitled “Points of View”. Each showcases an unusual painting in the Picture Gallery that is either rarely displayed for lack of hanging space or that has been the focus of recent research.

Point of View #6 features „Dulle Griet“ (or mad Meg) by David Ryckaert (1612-1661). Painted around the 1650s, this virtuoso composition by the Flemish artist shows a witch-like old hag using her broom to put a veritable army of evil creatures to flight. Although frequently regarded and depicted as one, "Dulle Griet" is, in fact, not a witch. In his painting Ryckaert features a fearless woman not even afraid to take on the devil. Gerlinde Gruber, the curator of Flemish Baroque Painting, looks both at "Dulle Griet’s" colourful role in Netherlandish art and culture – including how she reflects male fears – and Ryckaert’s engagement with the figure’s pictorial tradition, in which Pieter Bruegel the elder played a seminal role.

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06. September 2013 to 01. December 2013

Picture Gallery
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
1st Floor
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien