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This catalogue was designed for the exhibition Portrait of a Lady.

From prehistoric times onwards, and echoing different iconographic codes according to the era, the representation of women is omnipresent in the history of art. Whether in religious or profane contexts, the portrayal of women, their faces or their bodies, has inspired the greatest artists throughout the world.

discover the exhibition

  • Title : Portrait of a Lady
  • Publication date: 2022
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Trilingual catalogue: French, Dutch and English
  • ISBN : 978-2-931001-04-2