Luc Tuymans | Royal Academy

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Intrigue | James Ensor by Luc Tuymans 

The Sackler Wing, Burlington House

open until 29th January 2017

RA invited the artist Luc Tuymans, a fellow Belgian and admirer of Ensor, to curate this unique exhibition.

Despite spending his whole professional life in the Belgian seaside town of Ostend, James Ensor was very successful in his lifetime and exerted considerable influence on the development of Expressionism.

Ensor’s childhood spent among the fantastical treasures of his family’s curiosity shop offers a clue as to how the seeds of this wild imagination were sown. The imagery of masks and carnivals runs through much of his work, from vibrant colours and flamboyant costumes to an ever-present sense of drama and satire.

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the exhibition  and one could really see how the works were inspired from the family’s curiosity shop.

RA is open until 10pm on Fridays with RA Lates.


£11.50 (without donation £10)/ Concessions available

Friends of the RA and under 16s go free

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