Until about 100 years ago, almost all women wore headscarves or caps on paintings by the great and little painting masters (m/f).


Since 1993 I have been working with the image of women in paintings by Vermeer, van Gogh, Rembrandt and Pieter de Hoogh, because I discovered that until 100 years ago women in paintings usually wear headscarves, albeit for different reasons.


Nowadays I see more and more artists working with this theme in their work. It is a beautiful mirror to discuss the subject of wearing a headscarf: like muslim women.


The headscarf [covering the head] is often a symbol to protect the virginity [nuns], although a veil can also be tempting or worn for hygienic or practical reasons.