Tearful Goodbye to Ensor, Happy Hello To...

September 9, 2014 11:25 PM

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Tearful Goodbye to Ensor, Happy Hello To...

Oh boy, last weekend was so hot and humid. The only way I knew how to keep my sanity was to find something cool - very cool - to do. So, into the mountains I go, to say "Goodbye" to a very special man on the last day of his journey to Los Angeles. OK, enough teasing... It was the last day of the amazing exhibition, "The Scandalous Art of James Ensor" at The Getty Museum. A majority of the works in this exhibition came from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp. This museum is currently closed for remodeling, which is why these treasures were allowed to travel for this exhibition.

To my surprise and delight, the exhibition was crowded with visitors, who were not just passing by, but literally staring at each and every one of Ensor's paintings, drawings, and etchings. And how couldn't they? His large paintings or small drawings and etchings have a way of startling and, sometim...

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