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Pictura Loquens

Brussels, Belgium

Organisation: Société royale des bibliophiles et iconophiles de Belgique (SRBIB)

Illustrated books from the Low Countries and the Prince-Bishopric of Liège in the 15th-18th centuries.
The exhibition highlights the illustrated book produced in our regions. Its title loosely translates as speaking image and refers to a concept which originated in the Antiquity. Horace in particular in his Ars poetica that the human mind was more enticed by what it sees than by what it hears. Ever since, poets and artists took sides in this famous battle, and devised images in combination with texts sometimes with the images gaining importance compared to the text.
Venue: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Rue de Bemel 23, 1150 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 770 53 33
Time schedule: Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00