Homme et trois femmes (Man and Three Women)Artist(s)Paul DelvauxObject Creation Datecirca 1940Medium & Supportpen and black, gray, and violet inks and watercolor on tan wove paperDimensions
13 in. x 12 3/16 in. ( 33 cm x 31 cm )Credit LineGift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham FamilyLabel copy
An erotic dimension pervades Delvaux’s work, typified by a mood of unrequited longing and suspended gazes. A female nude typically occupies the central position in the foreground. As in this sketch, attention is frequently drawn to erogenous zones—pubic hair, or breasts; here a nipple occupies the very center of the composition.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998Primary Object ClassificationDrawingCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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