Between Street and Mirror: The Drawings of James Ensor

Between Street and Mirror: The Drawings of James Ensor

by Catherine de Zegher, James Ensor
     
 
Early in his career, Belgian painter James Ensor (1860-1949) broke away from Impressionism, rejecting its prettiness in favor of an original, highly dramatic style. Incorporating elements of satire, caricature, masquerade, and the grotesque, Ensor was a sharp observer of his social and political milieu and a skilled controversialist. Bridging the nineteenth and

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Early in his career, Belgian painter James Ensor (1860-1949) broke away from Impressionism, rejecting its prettiness in favor of an original, highly dramatic style. Incorporating elements of satire, caricature, masquerade, and the grotesque, Ensor was a sharp observer of his social and political milieu and a skilled controversialist. Bridging the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and not easily fitting into one particular movement or group, his drawings are increasingly valued for their innovative subjects and techniques, as well as the strong social criticism at their heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816640126
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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