James Ensor

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Author: Emile Verhaeren
Published: 1908
Language: French
Wordcount: 30,215 / 111 pg
LoC Category: ND
Downloads: 550
Added to site: 2011.07.12
mnybks.net#: 30362
Genre: Art
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chinalement, les crins de sa perruque descendue sur ces yeux. Un bout de bas blanc passait à travers les trous de son soulier. Un hoquet lourd et profond lui sécouait, de temps en temps, le ventre. Et l'ivrogne riait et pleurait tour à tour devant elle.

Lorsque James Ensor se plaisait à traduire par le pinceau de telles scènes grotesques et lamentables, il était le compagnon falot qu'Eugène Demolder, assignait, sous le déguisement de Fridolin, au grand Saint Nicolas. James Ensor donnait la réplique, dans le livre du poète d'Yperdamme, au joyeux et doux patron des petits enfants de la West-Flandre. Il jouait, en ce temps là, de la flûte et se promenait, avec deux carlins boulus, renfrognés et fidèles.

[Illustration: Croquis.]

L'effigie qu'Henri de Groux vient de nous donner de James Ensor nous le représente robuste et presque gras. Les cheveux grisonnent, le teint s'enlumine, l'allure es

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