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Museum Paul Delvaux

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Address: Paul Delvauxlaan 42, Koksijde 8670, Belgium
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More than women and trains

Decent sized car park opposite the museum. Quiet bar in the same building. Famous for the archetypes of the same naked woman in connection with train stations. Wonder how far his... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Peter D
Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Decent sized car park opposite the museum. Quiet bar in the same building. Famous for the archetypes of the same naked woman in connection with train stations. Wonder how far his work would have transcended his view on the world if he would have abondonned his rather narrow perception of the classical and ideal dreamworld. We will never know but... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

As a painter I visit several painters museums. This museum is large with only Paul DELVAUX's oil paintings, watercolor paintings and litho's. This visit will work inspirational to my new art pieces. He is a real Master of Expressionisme.This is a MUST for every ARTLOVER

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

You rarely see a Delvaux in the UK (I last saw one at Tate Liverpool by sheer good fortune whilst I was the Mondrian exhibition). However, after reading the excellent 'Antwerp' by Nicholas Royle, a trip to Koksijde/Sint Idesbald has been high on my list. Not that easy to get to (a train from Ghent to Koksijde and then a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

One of our great Belgian painters is Mr Paul Delvaux, that I have known personnaly. His work is fenomenous, and so is the Museum. It is a very nice occasion to understand his "oeuvre" based on Greek Architecture and naked ladies and trains. It is modernism, although I do not like the "etiquette". You just watch details and a global... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

I had wanted to visit this museum for a number of years and I especially went out of my way to take the family. We were not disappointed. The museum gave a thorough account of his life - and so it should as he inaugurated the museum! Some of the paintings were fantastic as were the actual models and artifacts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Paul Delvaux was one of the leading surrealist artists of his ear and a leading exponent of this art movement. Second only in fame to the better know surrealist Rene Magritte, also of Belgium. The Foundation Delvaux was set-up as a foundation in an old style fisherman's house - extensively remodelled and enlarged - and is itself a beautiful house.... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2014

An extensive exhibition showing Paul Delvaux's life's oeuvre with a nice cafe next door. He was born in 1897 and died in 1994

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Koksijde, Belgium
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

This is one of the three marvellous museums you can find in Koksijde. (The other two are:: Abdijmuseum Ten Duinen and Visserij museum). Maybe the most difficult to recommend because some like the Delvaux paintings others don’t.... but isn’t that inherent to all artistic works? So it is up to the reader to take or not to take he risk... More 

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San Lorenzo, California
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

This museum has the largest collection of Delvaux's work in the world. It is easy to see how he used the same model in many of his paintings over a period of many years. It seems that he painted the blonde model a few times and then created later paintings without her personal presence as the paintings of her are... More 

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Chevrainvilliers, Ile-de-France, France
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

A significant museum underneath a small cottage. You wouldn't expect such a large collection in such a small place. The location is close to several places where the painter lived, probably during summer holidays, and was close to his heart. Interesting is also that the museum was inaugurated during the artist's life, and the one of the first texts the... More 

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