James Ensor: From the Royal Museum of Fine Arts …, 2013, As New in Shrink Wrap

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James Ensor: From the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp and Swiss Collections
Herwig Todts et al.
Hatje Cantz
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Notes: As New, 4to, 12 3/4" x 8 3/4." English-language Edition. In original shrink wrap. Olive-yellow cloth-covered boards in a multicolored pictorial paper dust jacket or obi. Wrap-around illustration of one of the artist's paintings on dust jacket or obi. White lettering on book spine. No lettering on dust jacket or obi. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket or obi pristine and intact except for a few almost imperceptible surface scratches. Shrink wrap torn in one spot on back, else clean and intact. Pages pristine and intact. 151 illustrations included. 136 pp., including illustrations. Beautiful catalog of works by James Ensor from the Antwerp and Swiss Collections at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. James Ensor (1860-1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker based in Ostend, Belgium. He is associated with the art movements of Expressionism and Surrealism. Many of Ensor's paintings are satirical and fantastical in nature and feature recurring elements such as carnivals, mask-like faces, puppetry, and skeletons. Ensor was inspired by Belgian Carnival and Japanese masks, the former of which he had ready access to as his mother carried them in her gift shop for Ostend's annual Carnival. Ensor's paintings were initially derided for their "grotesque" style and content, but he eventually received recognition in the late nineteenth century. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.