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Welcome home! Ensor art from the KBC collection

The James Ensor House - 29/04/21 to 29/08/21

The third temporary exhibition at the James Ensor house since its official reopening in July 2020 will put the KBC Bank's Ensor collection in the spotlight. KBC Bank owns a rich art collection in which the oeuvre of James Ensor occupies a prominent place. It comprises an almost complete collection of prints including etchings, drypoints and lithographs, as well as oil paintings and drawings such as an interesting self-portrait from 1883, based on a photograph. The paintings in the collection are very diverse and cover different periods in the artist's career. There is a self-portrait from 1878, a still life from 1880, a view of the Ostend market from 1882, a typical Ensorian work from 1905, called Pierrot and Skeletons, and finally, a painting from 1912 with the poetic title Faded Perfume, Withered flowers. For this work Ensor found inspiration in a print by the French artist Jean-François Janinet (1752-1814) after a painting by the Swedish painter Niclas Lafrensen (1737-1807), entitled L'Aveu difficile (The difficult confession). The collection itself illustrates in a striking way the varied styles and different art techniques mastered by the Ostend artist. The exhibition will take place from April 21st to August 29th.

The third temporary exhibition in The James Ensor House since its official reopening in July 2020 puts the KBC Bank's Ensor collection in the spotlight. KBC bank has a rich art collection in which the oeuvre of James Ensor occupies a prominent place. It comprises an almost complete collection of prints including etchings, drypoint etchings and lithographs, oil paintings and drawings such as an interesting self-portrait from 1883, based on a photo. The paintings in the collection are very diverse and cover different periods in the artist's career. There is a self-portrait from 1878, a still life from 1880, a view of the market in Ostend from 1882, a typical Ensorian work from 1905, called Pierrot en skeletons, and finally, a painting from 1912 with the poetic title bygone perfume, Withered flowers ". Ensor found inspiration for this in a print by the French artist Jean-François Janinet (1751-1814) after a painting by the Swedish painter Niclas Lafrensen (1737-1807), entitled L 'Aveu difficile (The Difficult Confession). The collection itself aptly illustrates the varied styles and different art techniques mastered by the Ostend artist.

The James Ensor House is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Mondays. Open on Mondays during school holidays and on public holidays

 

All dates

Thu 29 Apr 2021 to Sun 29 Aug 2021
Monday:
closed
Tuesday:
10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday:
10:00 to 18:00
Thursday:
10:00 to 18:00
Friday:
10:00 to 18:00
Saturday:
10:00 to 18:00
Sunday:
10:00 to 18:00

Location

The James Ensor House
Vlaanderenstraat 29
Oostende 8400
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Prices

€10
Belgische schoolvakanties, feestdagen, weekends (vr-zo): 12 EUR
Jongeren (6-14 jaar): 6 EUR
Kinderen (-6 jaar): 0 EUR
Scholen (t.e.m. 18 jaar): 3 EUR
Museumpas: 0 EUR

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