This catalogue was designed for the Ekphrasis, writing in art exhibition.

The definition of ekphrasis is a laudatory and constructed description of a work of art, real or imaginary, often designed on a model so as to achieve great evocative force. The first famous ekphrasis goes back to Greek Antiquity: this is the description Homer gives of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad. The weapon was forged by Hephaestus so that “everyone should be amazed”.

The exhibition Ekphrasis brought together pieces from more than forty artists from around the world, whose styles are as varied as the media they use, but in whose works the use of language plays a key role.

Discover the exhibition

  • Title: Ekphrasis, writing in art
  • Date of publication: 2019
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Trilingual catalogue: English, Dutch and French
  • ISBN: 9782960191493

With contributions from Fabrice Biasino and Bruno Corà.