Erotica

Paul Delvaux's Sleepwalking Sirens

May 24, 2013

Although never an official member, Paul Delvaux (b. 1897 - d. 1994) was a Belgian painter associated with the Belgian Surrealist movement. Delvaux was greatly influenced by his contemporary, René Magritte, yet his paintings also possessed their own twist on the realist tradition of older Flemish artists like Jan van Eyck. His compositions almost exclusively feature somnambulant women in various states of undress, sleepwalking seductresses roaming a vaguely Romanesqe dreamscape rife with enigmatic visual allegories.