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Two educated men are standing on a square between two scientific institutes: left, a planetarium and right an observatory. The scene is lit by moonlight and breaths a cold atmosphere. The men and women walk up and down the steep stairway to the planetarium like marionettes. The barren landscape, with discarded heavy machinery, contributes to the atmosphere. The educated men are viewed by Paul Delvaux, who portrayed himself on the right as a passer-by.
|Title||Les phases de la lune III|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
|Location||This object is on view in room 05|
Height : 155 cm
Width : 175 cm
Artist: Paul Delvaux
|Accession number||St 132|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1973|
|Age maker||About 45 years old|
|Exhibitions|| The Collection Enriched (2011)
Collectie - surrealisme (2017)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|External exhibitions|| De Melancholieke Metropool: stadsbeelden tussen magie en realisme, 1925-1950 (2013)
|Material||Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Belgium > Western Europe > Europe|
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All about the maker
Antheit 1897 - Veurne 1994
Paul Delvaux studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. His first paintings were strongly influenced by the Flemish expressionism of Gustave de Smet and C..