In 2020, 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. Together with the Museum Snijders&Rockox House, The Phoebus Foundation organised a unique exhibition at various locations in Antwerp city centre that highlighted the diversity of portraiture. The Bold and the Beautiful showed stately portraits of men and women, self-confident self-portraits, blushing faces and cute children’s portraits in a unique scenography by fashion icon Walter Van Bereindonck.