Night Train – (Paul Delvaux) Previous Next


Style: Surrealism

Topic: Mirrors Night Nudes Interior

Date: 1947

Size: 153 x 210 cm

Museum: Musee de Toyama (Japan)

In the late 1950s Paul Delvaux produced a number of night scenes in which trains are observed by a little girl seen from behind. These compositions contain nothing overtly surrealistic, yet the clarity of moonlit detail is hallucinatory in effect. Trains had always been a subject of special interest to Delvaux, who never forgot the wonder he felt as a small child at the sight of the first electric trams in Brussels.


Paul Delvaux


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