I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night
without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses
idle details, just as our memory does.
—Jorge Luis Borges
Le cigne noir, 1895
La maison aveugle, 1892
Nocturne au Parc Royal de Bruxelles, 1897
Magical night paintings by Belgian artist William Degouve de Nuncques (1867-1935)