Tucked away in the idyllic artists’ village of Nunspeet is the Noord-Veluws Museum. This museum is currently hosting the captivating exhibition Vrouwen, Uit de kunst! ( Women, State of the art! ), shining a bright light on the area’s rich female artistic community in the period between 1880 and 1950. Set in the midst of the Dutch countryside, in 1880 the scenic village of Nunspeet was known to host an artist colony where painters and sculptors gathered to leave the city behind and re-connect with nature. “Artworks from that period show a heavy romanticisation of the simple life in the country,” explains curator Margot Jongedijk.  “For probable societal causes, the works of female artists were vastly overshadowed by those of their male colleagues – completely unjustifiable.”

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