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William Degouve de Nuncques



 



William Degouve de Nuncques

(1867-1935)


 

(b Monthermé, France, 28 Feb 1867; d Stavelot, 1 March 1935).

Belgian painter of French birth. After the Franco-Prussian war (1870–71), his parents settled in Belgium. Although self-taught, he was advised by Jan Toorop, with whom he shared a studio, and later lived with Henry de Groux. In 1894 he married Juliette Massin, a painter and Emile Verhaeren’s sister-in-law, who introduced him to the circle of Symbolist poets. His art, which bears the influence of poetry, transfigures reality in the sense that it affords a view of the invisible. Degouve de Nuncques belonged to the avant-garde group Les XX and later exhibited at the Libre Esthétique. He travelled widely and painted views of Italy, Austria and France, often of parks at night. He excelled in the use of pastel. Two works, in particular, demonstrate the magical quality of his work: Pink House (1892; Otterlo, Kröller–Müller) and Peacocks (1896; Brussels, Mus. A. Mod.).

 

 


The Angels of the Night
1894



 


The Black Swan

1896



 


Boy with Owl

1893



 


The Shuttered House
1892



 


Nocturnal Effect

1896



 


Night in Venice



 


La mare de sang



 


Le Puig Major, Ile Majorque



 


Grotto of Manacor, Mallorca



 


Peacocks

1898



 


Tempete a la Cote Nord



 


Nocturne in the Parc Royal, Brussels



 


Parc de Milan

1895



 


Nuit a Bruges



 


Como Lake

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