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Radical Classicist: Alexander Adams visits the museum dedicated to Surrealist painter Paul Delvaux (1887-1994)

If you have heard of Belgian painter Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) then it is likely to have been in connection with Surrealism. He gets a couple of illustrations 404 Not Found in


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thematic surveys of Surrealism, rarely more. Unless you locate a specialist publication on the artist, it is hard to get an overview of his development. Delvaux

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is poorly represented in British public […]

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The Belgian Blake: Alexander Adams visits two little-known artist-museums in Brussels, the Musées Wiertz and Meunier

The house-museums of two Belgian masters of the 19th Century shed light on artistic and social concerns of the era. As case studies 404 Not Found they exemplify dominant thematic trends in both halves of that century – Romanticism in the first

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half and Realism in the second. Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865) was born to an impoverished family
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in Dinant, Wallonia (later Belgium). After […]