|Birthname||Delvaux, Paul Francois Ernest|
|born on||23 September 1897 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )|
|Place||Antheit, Belgium, 50n33, 5e14|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||01°07' 26°38 Asc. 08°47'|
Belgian artist, a famed surrealist painter whose output of some 400 paintings includes "The Woman With the Rose." His "Sleeping Venus," 1944, is in the London Tate Gallery. After having painted as a post-impressionist, then as an expressionist, he painted his first surrealist works around 1935. Influenced by Magritte and Chirico, he created meticulous surreal compositions based on Renaissance ideas of perspective and peopled with self-absorbed somnambulists. Often containing an ironic eroticism, his visionary paintings allude to the double standards of Victorian sexual morality.
Delvaux's paintings belong to the realist branch of surrealism, which had its beginnings in the works of Giorgio de Chirico. He used de Chirico's deep-perspective space as a setting for the incongruous scene of a man raising his hat to a partially draped woman in "The Encounter" 1938; (Museum of Modern Art, New York City). Delvaux's imagery here - as distinct from the setting - is derived from Magritte but is less startling. Delvaux's work was exhibited with that of the surrealists, although he never formally became a member of the group. He became a member of the Institute in 1976.
Delvaux died the morning of 7/20/1994, Furnes, Belgium.
- Work : New Job 1935 (Painted his first surrealist)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1944 ("Sleeping Venus" exhibited in the London Tate Gallery)
- Social : Joined group 1976 (Member of the Institute)
Petitallot quotes B.C. from Luc de Marre, Cadran No.17, 3/1995
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Post-impressionist, surrealist)