The many portraits from the Middle Ages to the early modern period from The Phoebus Foundation collection formed the ideal starting point for the fascinating story of the history of portraiture. In 2020, The Phoebus Foundation, in cooperation with the Museum Snijders&Rockox House, organised the unique exhibition¬†The Bold and the Beautiful at various locations in the centre of Antwerp. The exhibition showed stately male and female portraits, self-confident self-portraits, blushing tronies and cute children’s portraits in a unique scenography by fashion icon Walter Van Beirendonk.