James Ensor Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for James Ensor Exhibition

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The Museum of Modern Art presents James Ensor— the first exhibition at an American institution to feature the full range of his media in over 30 years. James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949) was a major figure in the Belgian avant-garde of the late nineteenth century and an important precursor to the development of Expressionism in the early twentieth. In both respects, he has influenced generations of later artists. Approximately 120 of Ensor’s paintings, drawings, and prints are included in the exhibition, most of which date from the artist’s creative peak, 1880 to the mid-1890s. A number of them, including the first two drawings from his monumental 'Aureoles' series of 1885-86, "The Lively and Radiant: The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem" and "The Rising: Christ Shown to the People," have never before been seen in the United States.

[Image: James Ensor "Self-Portrait with Masks" (1899) Oil on canvas 47.25 x 31.5 in. Photo credit: Menard Art Museum, Komaki City. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels]



from June 28, 2009 to September 21, 2009


James Ensor

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