Bart Ramakers was born in 1963 and grew up, like the brothers Van Eyck, on the banks of the Meuse in Belgium. Today he lives and works in Anvers. His feeling for Flemish painters goes back to his childhood, when he experimented with drawing, painting and engraving, inspired by his art-loving father. At the same time, he became fascinated by historical fiction, music and Baroque and Romantic opera. After studying history at the UniversitÃ© de Louvain, Bart Ramakers worked in communications and marketing, not dedicating himself to photography until 2009. The pictures he creates today are inspired by religion, classical mythology and folklore, whose morals he does not hesitate to twist to his own ends. Since 2009, many exhibitions in prestigious galleries and cultural centres have paid homage to his work, particularly in Belgium, France and Monaco.