Paul Delvaux: A Walk with Love and Death

Mujer ante el espejo (1936), de Paul Delvaux
©Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Mujer ante el espejo (1936), de Paul Delvaux

With such a suggestive title, who doesn't want to get up-close and personal with the work of the Belgian surrealist painter Paul Delvaux? His works, which form part of the permanent collection as well as that of Carmen Thyssen, are known for his dream world, his female figures and their nudity, the night of his compositions, and they dazzle on this journey that thravels through more than 50 works from public and private collections in Belgium. The reclining Venus, the fixation with the Double, classical architecture and railway stations, and the Dance of Death are the issues that obsessed Delvaux. Then back and forth between Eros and Thanatos, and you won't be left unmoved.

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