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Night Train, 1947 by Paul Delvaux (1897-1994, Belgium) | WahooArt.com
In the late 1950s Paul Delvaux produced a number of night scenes in which trains are observed by a little girl seen from behind. These compositions contain nothing overtly surrealistic, yet the clarity of moonlit detail is hallucinatory in effect. Trains had always been a subject of special interest to Delvaux, who never forgot the wonder he felt as a small child at the sight of the first electric trams in Brussels.