As a native of the Belgian town of Ostend, the artist James Ensor was inspired by some of the themes that have informed the work of many other artists, including light and death. His diverse styles and artistic perspective make him difficult to categorize, as he engaged in portraiture, and often seemed to utilize paint in a way that was both modern and traditional at the same time. The Museum of Modern Art recently created a special exhibition of his works, and this interactive website offers up select works from the show, along with essays, and a timeline of his life. Each work is accompanied by a full-caption and a zoom feature, and visitors can get acquainted with Ensor's perspective by viewing works like "Skeletons Trying to Warm Themselves" and "The Oyster Eater".


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