Paul Delvaux, ‘La Chambre (The Room) (Jacob 29)’, 1969, Sworders
Paul Delvaux, ‘La Chambre (The Room) (Jacob 29)’, 1969, Sworders

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Signed and inscribed 'H/C' in pencil, a Hors Commerce impression aside from the edition of 50, printed by Lacouriere, Paris, published by Galerie Le Bateau Lavoir, Paris, with their blindstamp, on Japan Hodomura paper, with full margins, framed

About Paul Delvaux

Paul Delvaux is known for his oil paintings that fuse elements of Surrealism with classical forms. A recurring theme in Delvaux’s work is nude women, incongruously reclining or wandering silently through classical buildings or train stations, combined with motifs such as skeletons and other unexpected objects. Deeply indebted to the works of Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, Delvaux’s scenes are characterized by long shadows, oppressive atmospheres, and unsettling juxtapositions. Of de Chirico’s influence, Delvaux once said, “With him I realized what was possible, the climate that had to be developed, the climate of silent streets with shadows of people who can’t be seen.”

Belgian, 1897-1994, Belgium