EnsorHardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.26 lb, 96 pages20
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An enigmatic world of masks and the macabre
For all his elusiveness, Ensor influenced generations of artists through his vivid often gruesome paintings, prints, and drawings. He is cited in particular for his use of dark satire and allegory, his innovative lighting, and for his interest in carnival and performance, showcased in The Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889 as well as in his repertoire of self-portraits in which he employs masking, travesty, and role-playing to adopt such varied guises as Christ on the Cross and a gender-bending dandy.
This introduction to Ensor explores the richness and variety of his imagery through key examples of his macabre, maverick oeuvre.
Ulrike Becks-Malorny studied painting in Geneva and art history in Bochum, Germany. Since gaining her doctorate in 1990, she has worked as an exhibition organizer and freelance author. She lives in Bonn, Germany.
EnsorHardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 0.57 kg, 96 pages