"I would like to paint a fabulous picture in which I would live, in which I could live."
Over the course of his long career, the Belgian painter Paul Delvaux alternates between post-impressionist, expressionist, and surrealist styles. Delvaux is known for his images of naked women, characterized by hypnotized gazes and mysterious gestures, often depicted in unusual places, such as train stations or classical buildings, and sometimes accompanied by skeletons, men in bowler hats, or scientists straight out of a Jules Verne story. In Delvaux's universe, time stands still, having lost all control over the elements. Its beauty is obvious, described with flair by the talented artist.