Belgian painting is the protagonist of Palazzo Bricherasio's autumn season, with the exhibition devoted to Paul Delvaux, one of the main exponents of Surrealism.
[Delvaux’s Surrealism between De Chirico and Magritte] The exhibition presents a series of large works from the Delvaux Foundation, from some of the major European museums and from Belgian and Italian private collections. Delvaux’s artistic career pivots on dream and mythology, and his works often feature the female body depicted as an arcane being, sometimes represented in plant-like metamorphosis and situated in surreal settings where the train, the image of modernity, is found alongside classical Greek architecture. The exhibition also includes works by Constant Permeke and Leon Spillaert who not only came from the same country as Delvaux, were his contemporaries, and mutually respected each other, but also carried out important research that has contributed to the development of new artistic currents in the twentieth century.
Turin, october 2005- january 2006