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The Beauty of the Grotesque: James Ensor in Madrid

As an introduction to the 150th anniversary of James Ensor‘s birth and from the European chair position of Belgium in 2010, the Carlos de Amberes Foundation is exhibiting its entire collection of Ensor etchings and a selection of paintings. The etchings come from the private collection of Frank Deceuninck. The paintings are on loan from, among others, the Museum of Fine Arts, Bilbao and the Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. Ensor‘s cherished themes (Ostend, religion, carnival, masks, self-portraits, ...) are brought to life in four main thematic rubrics: ̳Portraits and Self-portraits‘, ̳Landscapes and Seascapes‘, ̳Religion‘ and ̳Masks, Skeletons and Irony‘. With the occasion of this exhibition, the annotated catalogs of Ensor‘s etchings appear in English and French. The author, Xavier Tricot, is also the curator of the exhibit.

The Beauty of the Grotesque: James Ensor in Madrid
Date: 1 October—8 December 2010
Location: Carlos de Amberes, Madrid
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