Brussels, Cinquantenaire Museum

This is the first exhibition for Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave in her home country, featuring 29 costumes made of paper that is cut, bent, pasted and painted by hand. They come to Brussels after an earlier exhibition at the Palazzo Medici in Florence.

Her trompe-l’oeil technique gives the impression that her works are the genuine Florentine attire used at court during the era of Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449-1492) of the Italian Renaissance. As meticulous researcher and rigorous art historian, Isabelle de Borchgrave imitates the rich textures of silk, velour, embroidery and lace from an era when costume craftsmanship was particularly exquisite and florid.

November 11th, 2009 through September 29th, 2010
Parc du Cinquantenaire 10
1000 Brussels, Belgium
T. +32 (0)2 741 72 11