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PAUL DELVAUX’S IMAGINATION

LOOK AT THE ART AROUND. Do you believe it, or better yet do you believe in it? Does it have the power to move or delight? Is it marvelous, does it mystify? Too much of what is being made today is pseudoart—things that at first glance may have the look of art. What differentiates pseudoart from art is imagination.

It takes imagination to transform the familiar into the fantastic, to reveal the truth in the mundane, to pave a visual pathway to the unknown. A vision without imagination is one-dimensional, far too limited in scope and limiting in outlook to make more than an initial impact which dissipates and finally dissolves after repeated viewings. A vision with imagination digs and delves to bring out the meaning of form, to get at the essence of content. A vision with imagination can seize a theme which may have been done a hundred times before, personalize it, and‚—this is most important—make

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