Posts Tagged: James Ensor

A Notorious Romanino at the Getty

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A Renaissance painting that was the subject of a restitution battle is now on loan to the Getty Museum. Christ Carrying the Cross, a major work of Girolamo Romanino (c. 1542), had been stolen from… More ›

Quote of the Day: James Ensor

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“In our house, all you hear is groaning.” —James Ensor The Chicago venue of the Getty co-organized James Ensor show includes selections from a newly discovered group of 350 of the artist’s… More ›

Ensor and “The Burning of Los Angeles”

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“My response was sadness,” wrote New York Times critic Michael Brenson. He was speaking of the news that the J. Paul Getty Museum had bought James Ensor‘s Christ’s Entry… More ›

The Temptation of James Ensor

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It’s five years since America’s last big James Ensor show, at MoMA. The Getty Museum’s “The Scandalous Art of James Ensor” can boast of two prizes that eluded MoMA. They… More ›

Getty Adds Ensor Etchings, Plans 2014 Show

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An anonymous donor has given the Getty Research Institute three hand-colored etchings by James Ensor and 23 etchings by Jean-Jacques de Boissieu. The press release says that the Getty Museum is… More ›

Who’s Afraid of “Five Car Stud”?

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You know times have changed when Five Car Stud has a Facebook page. Once upon a time, the Ed Kienholz installation was the unspeakable sensation of Documenta 5 (1972) in Kassel, Germany. Housed in an… More ›

James Ensor, 150 Years Young

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When James Ensor turned to print-making, he offered the cryptic rationale that “I want to survive, to speak for a long time to men of the future.” Dr. Richard Simms’ gift of 11… More ›

Barenaked Ladies

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The Getty website has a page showing monthly site statistics. Curious factoid: Month after month, the #2 most frequently viewed object is this c. 1850 French daguerreotype of Two Women Embracing, by… More ›

Dig Him Up and Shake His Hand

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What MOMA wants, MOMA usually gets. Not too many paragraphs into every review of the Museum of Modern Art’s James Ensor show is a mention of the fact that the artist’s most famous work is… More ›