Goya, Redon, Ensor. Grotesque paintings and drawings
During this exceptional spring exhibition the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp is displaying a unique collection of grotesque paintings, drawings and prints by Goya, Redon and Ensor.
The show highlights the similarities as well as the differences between the three masters and features works from Belgian museums and private collections, complemented with loans from MoMA in New York, Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Museo del Prado in Madrid and the National Gallery in London among others. n addition, the museum possesses one of the largest Ensor collections in the world and rare series of etchings by Goya.
For the occasion of this exhibition, the museum has created an original setting to bring the visitors in the right mood. This is the largest ensemble of work by Ensor to be displayed at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp since 1983, so that the show provides the perfect run up to the 2010 Ensor Year, marking the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth.