A Love / Hate Thing: James Ensor and the French Avant-Garde
Date: Sunday June 22, 2014, at 3 pm
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
Scott Allan, curator of the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor, situates Ensor's groundbreaking art of the 1880s in relation to developments in the French avant-garde, from Courbet and Manet to Redon and Seurat. When exhibited in Belgium, such artists' work had a profound impact on Ensor, even as he resisted French models in the interests of an idiosyncratically Belgian brand of modern art.