Marie Antoinette

Artist Statement

In Meg Schaap’s installation “Marie Antoinette” Meg expresses an intimate portrait of France’s iconic queen. The humanity behind her myths, her rebellion against french protocol, will honor her true persona and give light to her feelings. Meg Schaap is depicting a metamorphosing queen breaking free through ‘Wallpaper” frame, customs and norms of her time period.

In Meg’s 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional portraits she is telling a story of the queen’s life as a young extrovert girl, wanting to have fun, trying to be loved and her defeating reputation. Her touch is focused on femininity, fearlessness and free spirit. Through her expressions she tries to find a deeper truth of Marie Antoinette’s emotions by letting go of media’s traditional depictions, and transcending the canvas, being an insider looking out.