Woman with a Mirror
On View In:
Gallery 376
Artist:   Paul Delvaux  
Title:   Woman with a Mirror  
Date:   1945  
Medium:   Oil on masonite  
Dimensions:   35 3/4 x 31 x 2 1/2 in. (90.81 x 78.74 x 6.35 cm) (outer frame) 28 3/8 x 23 1/2 in. (72.07 x 59.69 cm) (canvas)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Butler  
Location:   Gallery 376  

Although Delvaux never participated formally in the Surrealist movement, he is visually involved with the "painters of the dream", particularly with Magritte and de Chirico. His smooth, detached style is closely akin to that of the Surrealists. Delvaux never employed the strange juxtaposition or incongruities found in Magritte's work, nor the jumbled perspective of de Chirico. But, his paintings do present a mysterious obtuse reality. Woman is the center of his dream world, silent, waiting, and always with sexual undertones.

Name:   Delvaux, Paul  
Nationality:   Belgian  
Life Dates:   Belgian, 1897 - 1994  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Date In black: [P. DELVAUX. 3-45]  
Classification:   Paintings  
Creation Place:   Europe, Belgium, , ,  
Accession #:   71.69  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts