A Love / Hate Thing: James Ensor and the French Avant Garde
The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.
This talk by Scott Allan, associate curator of paintings at the Getty and curator of The Scandalous Art of James Ensor, situates Ensor's groundbreaking art of the 1880s in relation to rapidly accelerating developments in the European avant-garde that were driven largely by French artists, from Courbet, Manet, and Monet to Redon and Seurat. Exhibited in Belgium, particularly in the context of the annual exhibitions of the artists' association Les XX (The Twenty), such artists' work had a profound impact on Ensor, even as he came to resist French models in the interests of a specifically Belgian, and ultimately highly idiosyncratic brand of modern art.
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