Masks, James Ensor.

 

 

Image source: The Art Tribune.

 

 

 

 

James Ensor,  Oostende (Ostend, Belgium), 1860-1949.

The painter denounces in his society what the victorians called “cant” (sham, pretense, humbug).
The masks reveal the real face of the crowd. Only the artist is candid in a mortiferous surrounding.

 

 

 

 

Of truth and hypocrisy.

 

 


‘Ensor aux masques’ (Ensor with masks),1899.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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