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Friday, June 26, 2009

The Art of James Ensor

Although Ensor has long been a fixture in the art canon, he is also a fugitive presence. My guess is that a lot of people know his name without knowing quite who he is. Who can blame them? He’s hard to pin down. Gothic fantasist, political satirist, religious visionary: one minute he’s doing biblical scenes, the next the equivalent of biker tattoos, in a style that veers between crude and dainty.

link: Art Review - James Ensor - At MoMA, Nighmares of Gruesome Beauty - Hat tip to David Bain


Gail said...

I saw this exhibit today and it was amazing! Everyone should go see it!

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