Wednesday, September 16, 2009
FINAL WEEKEND: James Ensor at MOMA
Through September 21
"A survey of hilarious, gruesome beauty"
—The New York Times
James Ensor (1860–1949), a key figure of the Belgian avant-garde, helped lay the foundations of early twentieth-century Expressionism with his provocative and often daring body of work. His choice of subject matter ranged from still life, landscape, and religious symbolism to more singular visions, including fantastical scenes with masks, skeletons, and other startling figures. Highlighting the artist's prominent use of satire, his deep interest in carnival and performance, and his unique, allegorical use of light, this major exhibition of approximately 120 paintings, prints, and drawings examines Ensor's contribution to modernity and reveals his influence on a generation of artists.
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