The Heritage Fund also aims to raise public awareness and visibility for its collection and to provide access to it for the general public through its publications. It ensures that scientifically innovative information is communicated in an accessible manner.
Below is a list of published work, classified in function of publication date.
La mythologie au fil de la collection Van Herck
2016 - € 5
The Van Herck Collection comprises over 700 drawings and 110 terracotta figures from the 17th to the 19th century. Most of the works are preliminary studies for monumental sculptures or liturgical furniture made by artists from the Southern Netherlands. This publication presents the collection from a new angle, notably that of the interest shown in classical antiquity, its heroes and gods during the 17th and 18th centuries.
2015 – € 5
The publication invites readers to discover the universe of Didier Comès, his artistic career and his work. Thierry Bellefroid, a journalist and great connoisseur of Comès’s work, takes you into the intriguing world of the artist. Didier Platteau, Comès’s publisher, talks about his personal experience, that of the birth of Silence, the album that made Comès’s name, whilst also painting an intimate portrait of their deep friendship. Olivier Grenson, Belgian strip cartoon artist and writer, casts an expert’s eye over Comès’s work, his graphic techniques and writing and his use of images. And finally, the artistic homage of French artist Christophe Chabouté that concludes the publication is not only grandiose, but leaves us at a loss for words…
2015 - € 7
The publication Emblemata Evangelica. Hans Bol reveals the secrets of one of our heritage’s masterpieces. Emblemata Evangelica is an album that contains reproductions of thirteen preparatory drawings made by the Mechelen artist Hans Bol (1534-1593), as well as the engravings made from them, in a suite of representations of the months of the year that recall biblical scenes.
2015 - € 6
Liege-born painter and engraver Armand Rassenfosse is without doubt one of the greatest Walloon artists from the turn of the 19th century. Yet despite his many talents, his work as a book illustrator has rarely been emphasised. This publication shines the spotlight on Rassenfosse's important contribution to the publishing world as well as his role as an illustrator of high-quality bibliophily.