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Within and outside of Flanders, a number of people have immersed themselves in the figure of James Ensor and his oeuvre. Art critics, conservators, archivists, literary figures and even chemists have gone in search of answers that are not always apparent to questions that are at first glance evident.

  • What are the meanings of the rich imagery language in Ensor‘s work?
  • How did Ensor live?
  • Who were his friends, what were his interests?
  • What were the inspiration sources for the artist and by which artists did he allow himself to be influenced?
  • Which materials and techniques did Ensor use? 
  • ...

Many questions have already been answered, yet many answers still await their completion. Now and then, via our website publications, we will also lift a tip of the veil.