The introspective, pencil-like exhibition closes the cycle of the three exhibitions dedicated by the Museum to Paul Delvaux and the print. This section pays tribute to the vivacity of the artist who, at the end of his life, undertakes to train himself in a new technique. Encouraged by his nephew, Charles Van Deun, Delvaux found, with the so-called pencil-like engraving , the pleasure that the practice of drawing gave him.
Realized at the end of the 1970s, these soft varnishes enlighten us on the look that Delvaux then poses on his past work. By establishing illuminating parallels, the exhibition highlights the importance of ancient sources as a breeding ground. If these intimate works announce the ultimate series of drawings of Memoirs , they offer especially visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique universe of Delvaux.
(Photo: Courtesy of Museum Paul Delvaux)