Les Masques Scandalisés

Etching, copper plate, 1895,

Superb proof  hand-signed in pencil,  also signed on plate on lower margin.

Known under the title of " The Scandalized Masks",  given by Croquez; this etching explores a usual Ensor's theme of the carnivalesque imagery. Surely a source of his inspiration derives from his family’s souvenir emporium that sold grotesque carnival masks, a second and sure job together with the artistic activity.

This engraving was inspired by the painting of 1883 which bears the same title. It was inserted in the deluxe edition of Grégoire Le Roy's book on Ensor (Van Oest and Co. Brussels, 1922) and printed an edition of 55 copies on Japan paper.

Passepartout included: cm 49 x 34. 

Reference:

Deteil n. 99, Aug. Taevernier, Pl. T. 99 pag. 245

Catalogue Galleria Henze n.14, T. 54

James Ensor  (Belgium, 1860-1949,)

A forerunner of 20th-century Expressionism  and one of the  major figures of the Belgian avant-garde  in the late 19th century, James Ensor was a visionary, mystic, allegoric, anarchic artist that loved exploring the religious subject matter, political satire, and carnivalesque imagery. Harsh colours and thick layers distinguish his style. 

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Artist James Ensor
Typology Original Prints
Technique Etching
Period 1890s
Signature Hand Signed
Conditions Good (minor cosmetic wear)
Dimensions (cm) 29 x 0.1 x 24

Etching, copper plate, 1895,

Superb proof hand-signed in pencil,  also signed on plate on lower margin. Unique state (No states are known to exist).

Known under the title of " The Scandalized Masks", given by Croquez; this etching explores a usual Ensor's theme of the carnivalesque imagery. Surely a source of his inspiration derives from his family’s souvenir emporium that sold grotesque carnival masks, a second and sure job together with the artistic activity.

This engraving was inspired by the painting of 1883 which bears the same title. It was inserted in the deluxe edition of Grégoire Le Roy's book on Ensor (Van Oest and Co. Brussels, 1922) and printed an edition of 55 copies on Japan paper.

Passepartout included: cm 49 x 34. 

Reference:

Deteil n. 99, Aug. Taevernier, Pl. T. 99 pag. 245

Catalogue Galleria Henze n.14, T. 54

James Ensor (Belgium, 1860-1949,)

A forerunner of 20th-century Expressionism and one of the major figures of the Belgian avant-garde in the late 19th century, James Ensor was a visionary, mystic, allegoric, anarchic artist that loved exploring the religious subject matter, political satire, and carnivalesque imagery. Harsh colours and thick layers distinguish his style. His masterpiece is Christ’s Entry into Brussels  (1889), a satiric artwork set in contemporary Belgium and incorporated his trademark style. A very prolific artist produced more than 900 moil paintings, 4000 drawings and 133 etchings, he was a misunderstood genius, admired by artists like Paul Klee, Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner .  He was a founder and leader of  Les Vingt  (The Twenty), a group whose goal was to promote new artistic developments in Europe.

 

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