Vera Gulikers / If then is now

Vera Gulikers / If then is now

  • What beeldende kunst extralocatie
  • When Until Aug 24, 2020 to Dec 31, 2024 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC200)
  • Where SCHUNCK Glaspaleis
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Collection artist Vera Gulikers realised several murals in the music school of SCHUNCK.
  • Where SCHUNCK Glaspaleis

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In her research, Gulikers delved into the representation of musicians in the history of painting and music. Gulikers noticed that female figures almost always play a supporting role in the depicted events, the roles as a caring woman (Mary in the biblical stories) and as a sinner (Eve and Mary Magdalene) being the two most common. In her mural, Gulikers chooses to give women from the history of art and music no longer a supporting role, but a leading role, in which they are central as independent individuals.


About the artist

Vera Gulikers (1991) won the Royal Prize for Painting in 2017. In 2018 she was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy. She took her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht (2014-2016) and obtained her Master of Fine Arts at Sint Lucas in Antwerp (2016).


This mural opened on 20 September 2020 simultaneously with 'Tegendraads/Aad de Haas – 100 jaar' and the mural by Gijs Frieling 'Theophany - Up and Out'.