Princeton University Library Catalog

James Ensor / by Luc Tuymans.

Tuymans, Luc, 1958- [Browse]
London : Royal Academy of Arts, [2016]
174 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm
Summary note:
The theatrical, the satirical and the macabre come together in arresting fashion in the art of James Ensor. He was very successful in his lifetime and exerted considerable influence on the development of Expressionism. An innovator and an outsider, he rebelled against the conservative art teachings of the late 19th century academy in Brussels, drawn instead to the avant-garde salons where his radical creative vision could thrive. The imagery of masks and carnivals runs through much of his work, from vibrant colours and flamboyant costumes to an ever-present sense of drama and satire. Curated by Luc Tuymans, this exhibition will present a truly original body of work, seen through the eyes of one of today's leading painters. Tuymans will look back at Ensor's singular career through a selection of his most bizarrely brilliant and gloriously surreal creations. Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, Great Britain (29.10.2016 - 29.01.2017).
Catalog accompanies an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, October 29, 2016-February 29, 2017.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 171) and index.
Curator's foreword / Luc Tuymans -- A capricious artistic quest for bliss : postmodernist avant la lettre / Herwig Todts -- The art of painting nothing / Luc Tuymans in conversation with Adrian Locke -- Catalogue plates -- The mask wouse as traditional carnival monster / Gerrit Vermeiren -- Intrigue by James Ensor / Xavier Tricot -- Chronology / Anna Testar -- Three weeks at the Academy / James Ensor
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