Aaron Zulpo on Anthony Cudahy

One man is found pulling leaves from a stem, as if counting down time. Another man stares longingly at a pile of petals.

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Sarah Slappey on James Ensor

James Ensor, The Tribulations of Saint Anthony, 1887, Oil on canvas, 46 ⅜ x 66 inches James Ensor, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Hieronymous Bosch have all painted depictions of the torment of Saint Anthony by demons and monsters. In Ensor’s Tribulations of Saint...

Barry Nemett on Gwen John

The building weighs less than a flower. The parasol stem dreams about being a wicker chair…

David Humphrey on James Ensor

Misreading pleases me almost as much as mishearing. The read or heard phrase arrives into consciousness seeming to belong to someone else…

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