ENSOR (Basic Art Series 2.0)
An Expressionist before the term was coined, James Ensor (1860–1949) was the classic insider-outsider enigma. He knew all the right art-world figures but loathed most of them. His style lurched from the Gothic fantastical to the Christian visionary. He was a cosmopolitan trailblazer of modernism, but lived reclusively in an attic room in the resort town of Ostend. This introduction to Ensor explores the richness and variety of his imagery through key examples of his macabre, maverick oeuvre.