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James Ensor: “Intrigue”

James Ensor Intrigue

  In No Exit, Jean Paul Sartre makes the claim “Hell is other people (‘L’enfer, c’est les autres’).” The viewer examining James Ensor’s Intrigue may wonder if Ensor would have seconded Sartre’s sentiments.   We know of Ensor that he was inclined towards solitude. For instance, though he had a privileged slot among Belgium’s very fashionable Les XX group/exhibition series as one of […]

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Welcome to Coup de Des: Arts & Letters of Victor A. Schramm.  All work posted here is the work of me, Victor Schramm. I’m an Investment Advisor from Oregon with a B.A. in Russian & East European Studies. You’ll find mostly art criticism here on this site, because that’s what I’ve been writing on recently. You’ll find some other literary criticism […]

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