Portretten van een collectie

As part of the Biennale of Painting - Inner Spaces MDD presents an exhibition in the crypt of the Town Hall of Sint-Martens-Latem with works from the museum‘s collection.

This collection was put together by Jules and Irma Dhondt-Dhaenens, the founders of the museum and contains works by important artists from the different generations of the Latem artist groups, known as the ‘Latem Schools’, as well as works by artists from their circle of friends.

By taking portraits as its theme, this exhibition examines the extent to which portraits often engage in a struggle between the model’s exterior or appearance on the one hand, and her or her inner self and psychology on the other. It is the balance or imbalance between these contrasts that make certain portraits impressive and memorable.

Gemeentehuis Sint-Martens-Latem

Dorp 1
B-9830 Sint-Martens-Latem


Jan(us) Boudewijns

   Met dank aan

Vlaamse overheid

Gemeente Sint-Martens-Latem


Portretten van een collectie, courtesy Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. Image: Rik Vannevel