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中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸與俄羅斯古籍

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Delvaux, Paul
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("PAUL DELVAUX") TO HIS FRIEND JULES PAYRÓ, 22 FEBRUARY 1957
in French, detailing his travels to Italy and Greece by car with his brother and sister-in-law, from Brussels via the Ardennes, Munich and Austria, then Merano and into the Veneto, describing the works of art he saw, including the frescoes by Giotto in Padua ("très beaux mais très effacés, la couleur a perdu son éclat"), the statue of condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verrocchio and Carpaccio's depiction of St George in Venice, conveying enthusiastically his very detailed observations of the Acropolis ("La Parthénon et l'Acropole [...] la plus forte impression du voyage [...] on traverse les Propylées et une fois dehors le Parthénon apparait majestueusement sur la droite, et à gauche, le [...] Erechteion, tout petit et si pur dans sons architecture ionique elegante").

7 pages in all, 8vo (210 x 135mm.), including a full-page sketch of the Acropolis, Boitsfort, 22 February 1957


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出版

Zachary Barthelman and Julie Van Deun, Paul Delvaux, odyssée d'un rêve (Saint-Idesbald, 2007), p.226

相關資料

This letter, which is in fact a travelogue, and the very detailed sketch of the Acropolis show Delvaux's great interest in antiquity - in particular architecture and sculptures - which becomes evident in so many of his paintings. Payró, the recipient of the letter, a fellow student of Delvaux and lifelong friend, who would become Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, published an important article about Delvaux in the newspaper La Nación of 13 September 1925, praising him: "His works are not only studies [...] Everything indicates that they contain the beginnings of a work that will develop in a climate and a tone of exceptional originality."

中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸與俄羅斯古籍

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