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 Foundation collection.

Frans Floris, Minerva, c.1567
Peter Paul Rubens, Study of an Old Woman, c.1615-1620
Jacob Jordaens, Head Study of an Elderly Woman, Possibly Barbara Wolschaten or Elizabeth Nuyts, c.1640-1645