This tapestry has rightly been given a place on the Flemish Community’s list of masterpieces. It is part of a series of eight devoted
to the ‘artes liberales’, the seven liberal arts. Each of the seven tapestries represents one of the arts. They are all united in the eighth
tapestry – the example you see here. Five women and two men represent the seven liberal arts. They were part of school curricula and university courses for centuries.