Museum Paul Delvaux

Museum Paul Delvaux, Koksijde: Address, Phone Number, Museum Paul Delvaux Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Paul Delvaux
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Jozef O
Brussels, Belgium162 contributions
Aug 2021
While I am extremely traditional in my taste for art and usually pass modern art by, I had earlier seen some of the work of Paul Delvaux and decided to take the opportunity to visit this museum in his vacation home. Overall, I found this very worthwhile. The artists paintings have a certain character and style which I did find interesting; The museum does a fine job of explaining his life and work.
Written August 23, 2021
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Sixtine96
London, UK59 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were fortunate to have one of the ladies working for the museum giving us insights on the frescoes Paul Delvaux created for the Périer House. Reproductions are part of a temporary exhibition. Fascinating story about the vision of an art lover, Mr Périer, immortalised with his wife and daughter on the frescoes. The Périer House is still in private hands. The museum gives you a good idea how the house looked after Delvaux finished his master piece. The permanent collection shows the artist’works from his early beginnings until 1989 when he stopped painting following the death of his wife and declining vision. Beautiful love story. Love defying time and old promises. Well laid out museum.
Written December 29, 2019
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Normanta
London, UK530 contributions
Sep 2019
Some years ago I had a print in one of my offices of 'Trains de Soir' showing a typical Belgian townscape at a railway station with a young girl standing at the side so I've known about the artist for years.
The museum is in a smart villa typical of the area but with the galleries underground. It is very well laid out showing his artistic development from a young artist starting out, finding his artistic impression to his latter years when his sight was failing and he painted from his memories. He loved women as they featured in almost all his work with very few male figures.
In fact, his paintings feature three of my favourite things: trams & trains; ladies in lovely clothes; and ladies in no clothes at all. To bring them together requires a touch of surrealism, although Delvaux always rejected that label.
Delvaux did an impressive series of frescoes for the library of a house belong to Mr Périer, at the time president of SABENA airline. These form a temporary exhibition in 2019 and they are fabulous. In settings resonant of classical antiquity, women clad in belle epoque dress, a few men in conventional attire and some nudes are used to create imaginative scenes.
There is a shop and a small cafe too, attached.
Written September 25, 2019
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Dimi
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We went to terras for a drink. We went away after 25 minutes. The waiter past by many times, but didn’t serve us. People who came later we’re served.

I do not recommend this place.
Written August 25, 2019
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plonz
Veurne, Belgium293 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Paul Delvaux was one of the most famous artists from Belgium. His works are exposed in the very large modern cave under a small pittoresque house. There is a big shop with nice souvenirs with the theme from his paintings.
Written July 20, 2019
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Axel D
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium454 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Situated in St Idesbald, small community next to Koksijde. Small parking available.
Very nice and cosy museum giving a nice overview of the life and art of Paul Delvaux. Nice terrace as well to have a drink after the visit. Also a small shop in the building.
Approximately 1 km from the see.
Museumpass is not accepted.
Written July 15, 2019
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Belgian YUPPIES
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited the museum, which was a lovely small house. Despite the fact that no windows are located in the museum, lightning was quite ok.

After the museum visit, we wanted to buy some small post cards from the gift shop as it is not allowed to take pictures inside the museum. Nevertheless not from all the famous paintings we were able to buy a post card (Bosstation).

It must be said, that even though they accept debit and credit cards for your museum entrance tickets, they don't accept it for a souvenir in the gift shop. What seems quite harsh in a flexible non-cash society as we live in today.

Furthermore, we would like to point out that for young adults 10 EUR per person, is quite expensive for a visit of less than an hour. No reductions are foreseen for teachers.
Written March 11, 2019
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Francis V
Antwerp, Belgium25 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
If you're in the neighbourhood,you have to visit this museum.Its charming,cosy and ofcourse ;great paintings from Delvaux

Written January 8, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Somewhat hidden, and away from the coast in this small museum, housed in an old farmhouse. Currently there is a small restaurant, with a very nice terrace outside, and a small museum with works from Paul Delvaux, a contemporary of Rene Magritte. The museum shows works from his very early period, till some of his latest works, when he was well into his 80's. The museum shows a lot of graphical works, several times displays several different copies, as well as the original drawing, next to each other. There are also several, large, oil paintings on display, as well as several of the artefacts that the artist had in his studio. Everything is very well presented. A bit expensive for the size of the museum.
Written August 18, 2018
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Howard F
Uppsala, Sweden272 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This museum is on the Belgian North Sea coast, about a one-hour train ride from Brussels. If you are a fan of Delvaux's paintings, this is the place to go. If you don't know much about Delvaux, this is an opportunity to see the work of a Belgian master of weirdness (like his countrymen Magritte and James Ensor).
There are a lot of his works, often with slender female nudes in old Belgian railroad stations, or with skeletons in human poses.
I'm a great fan of his, and the museum also had a temporary show of his engravings, which ended, unfortunately, January 1st.
The gift shop has about a dozen different books about Delvaux and his work, as well as some of the usual kitch. We did not look for, or notice, a restaurant.
Written January 5, 2018
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