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Paul Delvaux




 


 


Paul Delvaux

 

(b Antheit, nr Huy, 23 Sept 1897; d Veurne, 20 July 1994).

Belgian painter and printmaker. He was, with René Magritte, one of the major exponents of SURREALISM in Belgium. He began his training in 1920 at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, initially as an architect, but he soon changed to decorative painting, and he completed his studies in 1924. In his earliest works, such as Seascape (1923; Ostend, Mus. S. Kst.) and The Couple (1929; Brussels, Mus. A. Mod.), he was strongly influenced by the Flemish Expressionism of painters such as Constant Permeke and Gustav De Smet. In the mid-1930s, however, he turned decisively to Surrealism, not as an orthodox member of the movement but to a large extent under the influence of Giorgio De Chirico’s Pittura Metafisica, which he had first seen c. 1926. Among his first characteristic works in this vein are Pink Bows (1937) and Phases of the Moon (1939; New York, MOMA), in both of which he incorporated the somnambulant figures that were to become his trademark.

 

 


 Pygmalion
1939


 


La escalera


 


El hombre de la calle


 


The sleeping Venus


 

Nymphs Bathing
1938


 

At the Door


 


The Iron Age
1951


 


Congres


 

Unknown


 


Los Astronomos


 


Elogio de la melancolia


 


Mujeres de vida galante


 


Las cortesanas


 


The Public Voice


 

Woman in a Cave


 

La ville inquiete


 

Les promeneuses


 


El enigma


 


The Break of Day


 


Amanecer en la ciudad


 


Final del viaje


 


Leda


 

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