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It was never a sure thing that James Ensor, the great Belgian painter of macabre and ghoulish scenes, would become a nationally revered figure. James Ensor was unusual in many ways. Apart from his training in Brussels, he spent his entire long life in Ostend, seemingly the opposite of cosmopolitan. Later on he was expelled by the group Les XX for a particularly controversial canvas: The Entry of Christ into Brussels, which he had painted in 1889.

An expressionist before the term was coined, Ensor used the iconography of masks and skeletons to point up the essential horrors of life, and often underwrote his images with a sardonic gallows humour. It has been said that he appropriated the subject matter of a Bosch or Bruegel and revisioned them using the techniques of Manet or Rubens. But this is to diminish his own unique take on both art and experience.

A genuine maverick in the way that so many Belgian artists are (lest we forget Magritte), James Ensor can claim a dark and distinctive place in the art histories of the last hundred years.

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It has been said that James Ensor appropriated the subject matter of a Bosch or Bruegel and revisioned them using the techniques of Manet or Rubens. This work shows that Ensor was a genuine maverick with his own merit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822858585
Manufactured:
Taschen
Publisher:
Taschen
Manufactured:
Taschen
Author:
Becks-Malorny, Ulrike
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
European
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Basic Art
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.22x7.38x.32 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , It has been said that James Ensor appropriated the subject matter of a Bosch or Bruegel and revisioned them using the techniques of Manet or Rubens. This work shows that Ensor was a genuine maverick with his own merit.
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