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KANTO

“Paul Delvaux: Odyssée d’un rêve”

FUCHU ART MUSEUM

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

A pioneer of Surrealism in Belgium, Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) is known for his insatiable interest in fantasy. His work often featured recurring motifs, such as trains and skeletons, all of which are believed to be related to his personal experiences. For example, as a child he dreamed of becoming a station master, and as a schoolboy he was frightened of an anatomical skeleton model.

Delvaux used everyday objects as gateways that draw viewers into the fantasy worlds that he created. This exhibition is the first retrospective of Delvaux’s work to be shown in Japan in 10 years, and it presents a total of 80 works including some of his Surrealist paintings as well as other earlier lesser known pieces; till Nov. 11.

Fuchu Art Museum; (042) 336-3371; 1-3 Sengen-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo; Higashi-Fuchu Station, Keio Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥900. Closed Mon (except Sep 17, Oct 8), Sep 18, Oct 9. www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art .