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    Diego Quispe Tito – The Holy Family in Nazareth

    Podcast

    In this episode of the Phoebus Focus podcast, Quispe Tito's 'Holy Family in Nazareth' takes center stage. Katharina Van Cauteren and Koen Fillet explore the fascinating connections between a painting from a brand-new world and a print from a much older one. 'Holy Family' bridges ...

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      Through the art photographer’s lens

      Behind the scenes

      In the midst of a bustling schedule filled with numerous projects and publications, these days are also particularly busy in our photo studio. From capturing the intricate details of medieval retables and the timeless allure of baroque portraits to immortalizing the essence of La ...

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      Collection highlights

      Amorphous Figures

      Roberto Matta, 1940

      The Lovers

      Gust. De Smet, 1921

      Figures

      Constant, Corneille, 1950

      7204

      One of the Eleven Portraits with the genealogy of the Inca Emperors

      Onbekende meester, 18de eeuw

      The Virgin and Child with Saints Thomas, John the Baptist, Jerome and Louis (detail)

      Hugo Van der Goes en atelier, ca. 1470-82

      Saint Barbara

      Onbekende meester, 18de eeuw

      The Pink Alley

      Rik Wouters, 1912

      Design for a Ceiling Piece in the Jesuit Church in Antwerp: Saint Margaret

      Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1620

      7287

      Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio

      Rumold Mercator naar Gerard Mercator, 1587

      Børneleg (Children’s Game)

      Asger Jorn, 1953

      Portrait of the Antwerp Jeweller Johannes Gansacker

      Antoon Van Dyck, ca. 1620-21

      Constructif “La Panne”

      Joaquin Torres-Garcia, 1932

      Skeleton Arresting Masqueraders

      James Ensor, 1891

      Antwerp Cathedral

      Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

      Abraham Ortelius, 1575

      The Fishmonger’s Stall

      Frans Snijders, 1620-30

      7443

      Celestial Globe

      Jodocus Hondius, 1648

      The Assumption of the Virgin

      Nicolás Enríquez, 1744

      Bridal Ensemble in Valenciennes Lace

      Etruscan Mirror

      Onbekende meester, ca. 400-300 v.Chr.

      La chasse

      Karel Appel, 1956

      Village with a Group of Trees and a Mule

      Pieter Bruegel I, ca. 1554

      Pair of Silk Boots from Central Asia

      Onbekende meester, 1010-1160

      The Dark Night of Aranoë

      Leonora Carrington, 1976

      The Weaver

      Diego Rivera, 1936

      Study of an Old Woman

      Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1615-20

      The Holy Family of Nazareth

      Diego Quispe Tito en atelier, ca. 1675

      Landscape with Mountains and Fruit Trees

      Diego Rivera, 1948

      Moonscape with Merry Animals

      Constant, 1948

      Spring

      Valerius De Saedeleer, ca. 1926

      Twee albasten pleurants voor het grafmonument van Jean de Berry

      Two Alabaster Pleurants for the Mausoleum of Duke Jean de Berry

      Etienne Bobillet en Paul Mosselman, ca. 1450-53

      7519

      Our Lady of Aránzazu

      Onbekende meester (Mexico), 18de eeuw

      Triptych with the Adoration of the Magi

      Meester van Frankfurt en atelier, 1510-20

      Portrait of an Old Woman

      Quinten Metsys, ca. 1510

      The Life of Mary: The Marriage of the Virgin

      Onbekende meester, 1418-25

      Black Bread

      Constant Permeke, 1923

      7253

      Lass tausend Blumen blühen

      Anselm Kiefer, 1998

      Shut Your Mouth

      Quinten Metsys, ca. 1528

      Virgin and Child with Archangel

      Juan Correa, ca. 1710

      Winter in Etikhove

      Valerius De Saedeleer, ca. 1926

      Zelfportret met stilleven

      Self-Portrait with Still Life

      Fernando Botero, 1963

      Currently on view

      Head-Baker

      17/07/2023 - 17/07/2024

      Frans Hals

      18/09/2023 - 15/06/2024

      Kunstuur Mechelen 6

      13/10/2023 - 31/05/2024

      Le sport, tout un art !

      25/11/2023 - 21/04/2024

      Dirck van Delen, a Zeeland Master of the Golden Age

      15/01/2024 - 15/11/2024

      T.rex «TRINITY»

      25/01/2024 - 19/01/2025

      Retable with the Lamentation

      05/02/2024 - 01/02/2027

      Roelant Savery’s Wondrous World

      08/02/2024 - 20/05/2024

      The Creation of Science

      22/02/2024 - 02/06/2024

      Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer

      24/02/2024 - 26/05/2024

      Hof van Busleyden

      24/02/2024 - 24/02/2025

      Ingenious women. Women Artists and their Companions – Kunstmuseum Basel

      24/02/2024 - 26/06/2024

      Knights of the Golden Fleece: a Brilliant Myth Unravelled

      24/02/2024 - 02/06/2024

      James Ensor. Maestro

      29/02/2024 - 23/06/2024

      James Ensor: Self-Portraits

      21/03/2024 - 16/06/2024

      Bruegel to Rubens. Great Flemish Drawings

      23/03/2024 - 23/06/2024

      Constant Permeke against the light

      29/03/2024 - 03/11/2024

      Rodin. A modern Renaissance

      13/04/2024 - 18/08/2024

      3500 years of textile art

      Permanent

      Burcht Singelberg

      Permanent

      Rascals & rebels

      Permanent

      The CoBrA Depot

      Permanent

      Head-Baker

      Exhibition

      17/07/2023 - 17/07/2024

      Another masterpiece from our collection has been given the place of honor at the Keizerskapel in Antwerp! This month, the portrait of Michael Sweerts was replaced by the extraordinary seventeenth century artwork The Head-Baker. This enigmatic scene is very peculiar as it shows bakers decapitating people and then kneading, deforming and replacing their heads. An example of creepy plastic surgery? The painting contains various moralizing messages from which the seventeenth century viewer had to take lessons.  But what exactly are these hidden meanings? Discover ...

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      Frans Hals

      Travelling treasures

      18/09/2023 - 15/06/2024

      In the forthcoming seasons of autumn 2023 and spring 2024, the illustrious legacy of Frans Hals will be commemorated through a series of distinguished exhibitions hosted by renowned institutions such as The National Gallery and Rijksmuseum. Notably, the Frans Hals Museum will proudly contribute to this celebration by showcasing a trio of exquisite works from our collection, that will be on view from the 18th of September. Hals is still celebrated for his revolutionary contributions to portrait and genre painting. His style is characterised, among other things, by bold, loos ...

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      Kunstuur Mechelen 6

      Travelling treasures

      13/10/2023 - 31/05/2024

      Het Kunstuur regularly features masterpieces by Belgian artists. In a playful way, every artwork is highlighted in a unique setting through music and unique stories told by several well-known Flemish figures. The sixth exhibition at Kunstuur Mechelen will also feature two works from The Phoebus Foundation collection, namely The Dynamic of Dance by avant-garde artist Jules Schmalzigaug and The Klappeien at Bachte-Maria-Leerne by Emile Claus. The sixth exhibition of Het Kunstuur in Mechelen will run from the 13th of October 2023 till the 31st of April 2024. For more info and ...

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      Le sport, tout un art !

      Travelling treasures

      25/11/2023 - 21/04/2024

      Charleroi’s Museum of Fine Arts presents a new exhibition that explores the dynamic synergy between sport and art. With sport as a universal challenge and source of inspiration for various artists throughout history, it forms the outset of the exhibition. Moreover, the showcase offers the opportunity to admire Théo Van Rysselberghe’s iconic tennis match from The Phoebus Foundation collection. The exhibition will run from the 25th of November 2023 until the 21st of April 2024 at Musée des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi.

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      Dirck van Delen, a Zeeland Master of the Golden Age

      Travelling treasures

      15/01/2024 - 15/11/2024

      Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee regularly organises exhibitions under the title Zeeland Masters of the Golden Age. Each year is devoted to a specific theme, subject or oeuvre of a particular artist. During the upcoming exhibition, the Flemish master Dirck van Delen will be put in the spotlight. Visitors will then also have the opportunity to admire a work from The Phoebus Foundation collection, namely Deathbed Portrait of Pieter van Delen. The exhibition will run from the 15th of January to the 15th of November 2024. For those who want to discover more about this unique work, Ext ...

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      T.rex «TRINITY»

      Travelling treasures

      25/01/2024 - 19/01/2025

      The Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, also known as Trinity, will be exhibited in the Swiss Sauriermuseum from January 23, 2024, until January 19, 2025. For Trinity, this is also her debut as a museum piece. Almost 12 metres long and around 4 metres at the shoulder, she will be the undisputed queen of dinosaurs at the Sauriermuseum for a year. When Trinity was acquired from Swiss auction house Koller on April 18, 2023, it was immediately clear that the dinosaur fossil fit perfectly into The Phoebus Foundation’s vision. Scientific research and sharing the results of that researc ...

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      Retable with the Lamentation

      Travelling treasures

      05/02/2024 - 01/02/2027

      The retable with the Lamentation from The Phoebus Foundation’s collection will be on display at The Art Institute of Chicago for the next three years. This rare masterpiece, originating from the Southern Netherlands and produced in the 15th century, was originally intended for private worship. Of the few examples with the Lamentation as the central motif, this unique piece will finally be accessible to a wider audience after a long time. A unique opportunity to learn about the artistic and devotional traditions of the period!

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      Roelant Savery’s Wondrous World

      Travelling treasures

      08/02/2024 - 20/05/2024

      From the 8th of February, Mauritshuis will host a new exhibition celebrating a pioneering figure of Dutch painting. This artist not only created the Netherlands’ first floral still life but also gained fame for depicting the legendary dodo. Roelant Savery’s Wondrous World invites visitors to explore the acclaimed artist’s world through over 40 paintings and drawings from both the museum’s collection and international loans. Roelant Savery’s masterpiece titled A Cattle Market from The Phoebus Foundation collection will is also on display as ...

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      The Creation of Science

      Travelling treasures

      22/02/2024 - 02/06/2024

      With the new exhibition ‘The Creation of Science,’ the Catharijneconvent museum in Utrecht explores the connections between science and religion. Through centuries-old scientific instruments, rare manuscripts, and intriguing art, visitors will discover the indispensable influence of religion on the evolution of natural sciences in Western Europe. Among the items showcased, two unique manuscripts dating back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from The Phoebus Foundation offer a glimpse into the intersection of religion and science of that era.

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      Turning Heads: Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer

      Travelling treasures

      24/02/2024 - 26/05/2024

      Experience a fascinating journey into the world of ‘tronies’. The exhibition, previously showcased at the KMSKA, is now travelling to The National Gallery of Ireland, shedding light on the emergence of a new genre, namely head studies. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer delved into the art of portraying faces individually and in all their glory. From February 24th to May 26th, 2024, you can explore the origins and evolution of ‘tronies’ through various works, including three from The Phoebus ...

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      Hof van Busleyden

      Travelling treasures

      24/02/2024 - 24/02/2025

      In the spring of 2024, Museum Hof van Busleyden will reopen its doors with a staggering transformation. Within the renewed permanent exhibition, you immerse yourself in the splendour of the Burgundian era, encountering celebrities from Mechelen such as Hiëronymus van Busleyden, Margaret of Austria, and Charles V. The exhibition unveils a carefully curated selection of masterpieces from the Northern Renaissance, challenging historical narratives by exploring themes such as nation-building, humanism, religion, globalization, gender, and power. Additionally, the museum seamle ...

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      Ingenious women. Women Artists and their Companions – Kunstmuseum Basel

      Travelling treasures

      24/02/2024 - 26/06/2024

      The journey of the exhibition Ingenious Women: Women Artists and Their Companions continues to the Kunstmuseum Basel, where the remarkable careers of female artists from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century are celebrated. This exhibition sheds light on contemporary themes such as equality and the balance between work and personal life, as well as on the achievements of female artists within the context of their families and male colleagues. During this exhibition, no less than three works from The Phoebus Foundation collection can be admired. Do you want to discove ...

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      Knights of the Golden Fleece: a Brilliant Myth Unravelled

      Travelling treasures

      24/02/2024 - 02/06/2024

      Knights of the Golden Fleece: a Brilliant Myth Unravelled reveals the political intrigues and conspiracies within one of the earliest European political alliances, considered by some as the precursor to the European Union. The exhibition features a unique collection of 15th-century coats of arms and various works, including two from The Phoebus Foundation collection.

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      James Ensor. Maestro

      Travelling treasures

      29/02/2024 - 23/06/2024

      To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the passing of the celebrated Belgian artist James Ensor, Bozar pays homage to this versatile master with the exhibition James Ensor: Maestro. Explore all aspects of his oeuvre through approximately 100 pieces, including oil paintings, works on paper, prints, manuscripts, photos, and scores. At the exhibition, you will have the opportunity to admire three artworks from The Phoebus Foundation’s collection.

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      James Ensor: Self-Portraits

      Travelling treasures

      21/03/2024 - 16/06/2024

      The new exhibition at the Ensor House focuses on self-portraits and showcases a variety of works that delve deeper into James Ensor’s fascination with self-representation. The self-portrait takes a central role within Ensor’s oeuvre and highlights his introspective exploration. By using mirrors, Ensor created what can be described as a “subjective” representation, where the painter becomes both the subject and the object of his own creation. This intricate interplay between artist, mirror, and viewer underscores the complexity of self-portraiture. Du ...

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      Bruegel to Rubens. Great Flemish Drawings

      Travelling treasures

      23/03/2024 - 23/06/2024

      Explore over 100 exceptional Flemish drawings from the 16th and 17th centuries during Bruegel to Rubens. Great Flemish Drawings at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. From Pieter Bruegel’s intricate print designs to Rubens’s sketches, the exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the artistic genius of Flemish masters, whilst providing valuable insights into their creative processes. Notably, the exhibition features no less than four works from The Phoebus Foundation collection, including Peter Paul Rubens’ Study of the Legs of a Male Nude and Pieter Bruegel ...

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      Constant Permeke against the light

      Travelling treasures

      29/03/2024 - 03/11/2024

      Step into the world of Constant Permeke during Constant Permeke against the light. With approximately 30 remarkable artworks, this exhibition in the renovated Permeke Museum offers a fresh perspective on Permeke’s versatile oeuvre. By intertwining raw emotion with everyday reality, he skillfully portrayed the most delicate moments of human nature, constantly pushing the boundaries of his art. During this exhibition, you can also discover a work by Gust. De Smet from The Phoebus Foundation collection. Sailors in Ostend marks a turning point in De Smet’s art ...

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      Rodin. A modern Renaissance

      Travelling treasures

      13/04/2024 - 18/08/2024

      Musée des Beaux-Arts in Mons presents from April 13th a new exhibition dedicated to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. This exhibition highlights Rodin’s artistic journey, with Belgium as a central point where his art flourished. His fascination with the innovations of the Renaissance is illustrated through comparisons with influential figures such as Michelangelo, Vesalius, Mabuse, and Rubens. Furthermore, Rodin’s work is placed in dialogue with contemporary artist Berlinde De Bruyckere. During the exhibition, visitors also have the opportunity to admire The T ...

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      3500 years of textile art

      Exhibition

      Permanent

      Cotton, wool and leather. Katoen Natie was formed to trade, ship, and handle these basic raw materials. Today, the Katoen Natie group provides port and logistics services for a range of other sectors; however, it has maintained its links with the original business through a fascinating collection of antique textile art. ‘3500 Years of Textile Art’ illustrates the history of Egypt, from the Pharaonic to the Islamic period. In five serene rooms you will discover ancient textile art, clothing, accessories and other archaeological finds from ancient Egypt, the Near East and ...

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      Burcht Singelberg

      Exhibition

      Permanent

      In a powerful and wide landscape on the Scheldt in Beveren, Katoen Natie built a contemporary office castle that fully matches the historic character of the area. Burcht Singelberg is named after the name of the castle of the Beveren glory, which played a key role in the separation of the southern and northern Netherlands in 1585. Only a hill remains of the historic castle, where the contemporary Burcht Singelberg has been erected. Katoen Natie and Indaver, among others, are based there. The buildings are grouped in a conglomerate, a bold whole that manifests itself promine ...

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      Rascals & rebels

      Exhibition

      Permanent

      The exhibition “Rascals & Rebels”, which adorns the corridors of the HeadquARTers, brings together contemporary European and Latin American artists. Every artist addresses a social, political or cultural topic in his own playful or rebellious way. Sculptures by Maria Causa and Jose Gurvich, paintings by Edgard Tytgat and Julio Laraz, installations by Libero Badii and Eddo Stern, … They encourage the visitor to reflect on the generally accepted ideas.

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      The CoBrA Depot

      Exhibition

      Permanent

      The CoBrA depot joins Katoen Natie’s HeadquARTers. It is an exploration of the very diverse collection: paintings, graphic work, sculptures and applied art, bibliophile editions and other publications as the foundation of the movement. Versatility is the strong suit of this collection. The big names of CoBrA are present: Dotremont, Alechinsky, Appel, Corneille, Constant and Jorn, among many others. From a slightly odd concept, totally in line with CoBrA, the depot visit gives the opportunity to experience the essence of the CoBrA movement.

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