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PIERRE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES: "The Sacred Grove, Beloved of the Arts and the Muses"

PIERRE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES: “The Sacred Grove, Beloved of the Arts and the Muses”

"The Sacred Grove" is a peculiar and unique work in the Symbolist context of French painting.

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 … Continue reading James Ensor: “Intrigue”