Paul Delvaux

Untitled (Woman by the Sea)

About this artwork

This drawing may have been completed at Saint-Idesbald or at least seems to have been inspired by this location. Saint-Idesbald is a Belgian coastal village close to the French border. After a number of visits during the 1940s, Delvaux acquired a studio there. The definition of shapes with short dashes is a typical of Delvaux’s ink and wash drawings of this period. The heavy-limbed, pensive woman in the foreground is a familiar physical type in Delvaux’s work and may reflect the influence on him of the monumental neoclassical figures that Picasso and de Chirico painted in the 1920s.

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  • title:
    Untitled (Woman by the Sea)
  • accession number:
    GMA 3963
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  • materials:
    Pen and ink and ink wash on paper
  • date created:
    1947
  • measurements:
    20.60 x 26.70 cm
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995
  • copyright:
    © Paul Delvaux Foundation - St. Idesbald / DACS 2018.

Paul Delvaux

Paul Delvaux