by Hatje Cantz. We’d love your help. November 30th 2009 Ensor achieved fame as the "painter of masks," and for his bizarre still lifes and grotesque carnival scenes, in harsh, contrasting, brilliant colors, evolving out of the traditional Flemish dance of death. The Hidden World of James Ensor Book of Revelations, by Tom Jacobson, is a 60-page large-format booklet that isolates hidden figures and faces in his paintings and drawings. Coinciding with renewed interest in James Ensor, this catalogue raisonné comes as an essential and definitive volume for Ensor buffs and all serious libraries of modern art. A comprehensive illustrated chronology offers additional details about the artist's life and work, and forms an integral part of this splendid, highly valuable contribution to art historical research, ensuring the legacy of a great artist who continues to inspire contemporary art. Apart from his training in Brussels, he spent his entire long life in Ostend, seemingly the opposite of cosmopolitan. James Ensor's painting of 1887, "The Temptation of St. Anthony," now in The Museum of Modern Art's collection, established the artist as one of the boldest painters of all his contemporaries. Please ensure you're using that browser before attempting to purchase. Our shopping cart only supports Mozilla Firefox. Now, the reader can explore the Belgian painter's oeuvre thoroughly, in this opulently illustrated, full-color, slipcased catalogue raisonné. Marked by psychological complexity, contradictions, and sheer eccentricity, his works—featuring such bizarre subject matter as dressed-up skeletons and macabre carnival masks—have continued to baffle and intrigue in equal measure. Welcome back. In this volume, essays explore Ensor's life and legacy, who has been such a … Ensor was born in Ostend and barely left his home town during his lifetime. Be the first to ask a question about James Ensor. Author Tom Jacobson traveled to Belgium and Ensor's home town of Ostend, where he was able to view the playful iconoclast's work in person. Jinx:The:Poet {the Literary Masochist, Ink Ninja & Word Roamer}, Karen M. McManus Delves into Dark Family Legacies with 'The Cousins'. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published ‘This book manages to illuminate one of the least known facets of an artist whose art can seem particularly obscure, both culturally and intellectually. Jennifer A. Thompson; With contributions by Joseph J. Sarah Roberts and Katy Siegel; With contributions by Paul A, Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York, Christopher Riopelle; With Charlotte Appleyard, Sarah Herri, Suzanne Karr Schmidt, with Kimberly Nichols. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Belgian artist James Ensor (1860-1949) was a major figure in the Belgian avant-garde of the late 19th century and an important precursor to the development of Expressionism in the early 20th century. This engaging volume describes the creation and restoration of the extraordinary large-scale drawing The Temptation of Saint Anthony—a work by late 19th-century Belgian artist James Ensor (1860–1949)—on the occasion of its first public showing in more than 60 years.The piece is composed of 51 separate sheets of paper collaged into a hallucinatory social critique and artist’s manifesto. Refresh and try again. James Ensor was unusual in many ways. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There is much here for Ensor enthusiasts, researchers and even some casual readers.’—Alexander Adams. A legend in his own lifetime, Ensor (1860-1949) was--alongside Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch--a fearless independent whose work led directly to the development of German Expressionism and French Surrealism. James Ensor (1860-1949) produced one of the most unusual bodies of work at the turn of the twentieth century. Subscribe to hear when New Releases or Catalogs are ready. A legend in his own lifetime, Ensor (1860-1949) was--alongside Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch--a fearless independent whose work led directly to the development of German Expressionism and French Su. "James Ensor -- Removing the Final Mask" - by EisNinE (Ontario, Canada) This slim, attractive art-book examines the paintings and drawings of James Ensor from an entirely new perspective. Karen M. McManus, the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, and One of Us Is Next, doesn’t shy away from secrets and... Coinciding with renewed interest in James Ensor, this catalogue raisonné comes as an essential and definitive volume for Ensor buffs and all serious libraries of modern art. In-depth conversations with experts on topics that matter. As a member of 'Les XX (Vingt)', a group of talented fin-de-siecle Belgian painters whose work is today getting far more attention as perhaps the most important achievement in Symbolist art, Ensor was the only one to transcend the labels. As a member of 'Les XX (Vingt)', a group of talented fin-de-siecle Belgian painters whose work is today getting far more attention as perhaps the most important achievement in Symbolist art, Ensor was the only one to transcend the labels. This engaging volume describes the creation and restoration of the extraordinary large-scale drawing. Start by marking “James Ensor: The Complete Paintings: Catalogue Raisonn�” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Susan M. Canning, Patrick Florizoone, Nancy Ireson, and Kimberly J. Nichols; With a preface by Herwig Todts, The Art Institute of Chicago Whether these figures are deliberate, or meaningful, or mere pentimentos that have surfaced unconsciously as … James Ensor (1860–1949) produced some of the most unusual paintings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In his time, Fernand Khnopff was considered to be the creative lodestone of 'Les Vingt', and the genius whose work would change the course of creative and spiritual. (11/23/14–01/25/15), Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. An illustrated biography of the celebrated artist James Ensor . James Ensor, like many artists, didn't receive the artistic acclaim he was due for a long time. While I await a long overdue deluxe retrospective for Khnopff, Hatje Cantz have produced one of their most stunning volumes to date. To see what your friends thought of this book, James Ensor: The Complete Paintings: Catalogue Raisonn�, James Ensor, like many artists, didn't receive the artistic acclaim he was due for a long time. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As a member of 'Les XX (Vingt)', a group of talented fin-de-siecle Belgian painters whose work is today getting far more attention as perhaps the most important achievement in Symbolist art, Ensor was the only one to transcend the labels. James Ensor, like many artists, didn't receive the artistic acclaim he was due for a long time. I for one love his work; but it is James Ensor who would make the most profound impression on 20th C. art. James Ensor : a Collection of Prints [Catalogue Raisonne, Catalog Raisonné, Complete Works, Life an…