Tag Archives: Belgium

1937: Black Flag

Rene Magritte: Le Drapeau Noir [The Black Flag] (1937)

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1650: Very Tempting

Joos van Craesbeeck: The Temptation of St Anthony (c. 1650)

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1889: Fallen Angel

James Ensor: The Expulsion of the Fallen Angel (1889)

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1895: Tentacles of the City

This is the beginning of “La plaine,” the poem that opens Emile Verhaeren’s 1895 book of poems, Les villes tentaculaires [The Tentacled Cities]. The cover is by Théo van Rysselberghe (source). I couldn’t find a translation online, so I did the … Continue reading

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1898: Self-Portrait with Demons

James Ensor: Poster for the Salon: Self-Portrait with Demons (1898) (source)

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1594: So Tempting

Maerten de Vos: The Temptation of Saint Anthony [detail] (1594) Click on the image to see the whole painting.

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1922: Setting Sun

Leon Spilliaert: Seascape with Setting Sun (1922)  

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