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James Ensor #2020

James Ensor Few artists of the late nineteenth century produced an oeuvre bizarre ironic profound and rich in interpretive possibilities than the Belgian painter James Ensor Ensor lived from until an

  • Title: James Ensor
  • Author: Ingrid Pfeiffer Max Hollein
  • ISBN: 9783775717038
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • James Ensor By Ingrid Pfeiffer Max Hollein, Few artists of the late nineteenth century produced an oeuvre bizarre, ironic, profound and rich in interpretive possibilities than the Belgian painter James Ensor Ensor lived from 1860 until 1949, and has enjoyed newfound fame since 1994 as the subject of the They Might Be Giants song Meet James Ensor His unusual work challenged standards of taste and technique bFew artists of the late nineteenth century produced an oeuvre bizarre, ironic, profound and rich in interpretive possibilities than the Belgian painter James Ensor Ensor lived from 1860 until 1949, and has enjoyed newfound fame since 1994 as the subject of the They Might Be Giants song Meet James Ensor His unusual work challenged standards of taste and technique by mingling the influence of his Belgian forbears, Bosch and Breugel, with a bright, loosely brushed impressionist style Ensor offered unmistakable symbols of the absurdity of existence particularly in portraying the tourists who flooded his native Ostend on their vacations, whom he caricatured mercilessly as clowns and skeletons, or concealed behind brightly colored carnival masks His painting influenced both German Expressionists and French Surrealists When seen in the light of new trends towards the grotesque and comic in contemporary painting, his work obtains new currency James Ensor includes some eighty masterpieces on canvas and sixty works on paper from international museums and private collections, with key pieces from each of his creative periods Particular attention is paid to his late work, long neglected by scholarship, in order to prepare the ground for a re evaluation.

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    1. Some of the essays veer into irritating artcrit jargon territory not to mention the semioticians lurking in the T.O.C , but on the whole it s a wonderful compendium of his career great reproductions, plus a vivid depiction of a very odd artistic life Definitely one of my all time favorite painters, and I love him even after absorbing this.Oh and here s a quote from Ensor himself about his choice of palette Drenched in British purples, I have offered up my tones pigeon breast, hind belly, balky [...]

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