James Ensor in Context

Sat Sep 8 - Sun Nov 11, 2012 Sompo Japan Museum of Art
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Time Out says

Painter and printmaker James Ensor (1860-1949) had a soft spot for the grotesque. The Flemish-Belgian artist's early work was deemed too scandalous by late-19th century audiences – which, perhaps, shouldn't be too surprising for pieces in which sarcasm and scatology were recurring themes. Belatedly recognised as a precursor to surrealism and expressionism, Ensor is given the full treatment at this show, which boasts 50 key works alongside pieces by some of his contemporaries.


Open Until November 11 Closed Mon (except Sep 17, Oct 1, 8)

Time Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (Fri until 8pm)

Admission Adults ¥1,000, 65 and over ¥800, students ¥600

Venue Sompo Japan Museum of Art

Address Sompo Japan Headquarters Building 42F, 1-26-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Transport Shinjuku Station (Yamanote, Shonan-Shinjuku, Marunouchi, Fukutoshin, Keio, Odakyu lines), west exit


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