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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.

 

 


The Village of the Mermaids
1942


 


Muchachas desnudas en el campo o Las amigas


 


El amanecer


 


Untitled


 

Les Courtisanes


 

The Wedding Dress



 

De Rode Stad


 

The Dialogue


 

The phases of the moon


 

Desnudo en la playa


 


El sueno


 


La Acropolis


 


Mujer ante el espejo


 


Serie de personajes desnudos en un bosque


 


El esqueleto y la concha


 


El entierro


 


Entry into the City


 

The Great Sirens
1947


 

Woman with a Mirror


 

The Call of the Night


 

Street of the Trams


 


The Viaduct



 


The Viaduct
 II


 


Soledad


 


The Awakening of the Forest


 


Pink Bows


 


Embracing Nudes


 

Femme a la lampe
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