Understanding the past brings us closer to who we are today — as individuals, but also as a society. For this reason, The Phoebus Foundation likes to look back. Whether it is at an early Christian tunic, a painting by Karel Appel or a drawing by Bruegel: each of these objects is in its own very specific way a witness to the context in which it was created. Each of The Phoebus Foundation publications immerses the reader in the story behind a work of art. This way, what seemed dead and gone is being brought back to life.