Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans opens 29th October at the RA

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Enter the theatrical and macabre world of
James Ensor

‘…two greats of the kingdom come together; with contemporary painter
Luc Tuymans curating the work of his 20th-century predecessor,
the rhapsodic, exuberant, expressionist James Ensor’.
The Guardian.

The theatrical, the satirical and the macabre come together in arresting fashion in the art of James Ensor. An innovator and an outsider, Ensor rebelled against the conservative art teachings of the late 19th century academy in Brussels, drawn instead to the avant-garde salons where his radical creative vision could thrive.

Acquaint yourself with Ensor and his work in our Beginners Guide.

Exhibition opens 29 October. Friends of the RA go free. 

2009-2017 season supported by JTI
Supported by the Government of Flanders

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