"In 1883, an earthquake that lasted ninety seconds shook the south of Italy. In that earthquake, he lost his parents and his sister; he himself was buried by rubble. Two or three hours later, he was rescued. To ward of total despair, he resolved to think about the Universe - a general procedure among the unfortunate, and sometimes a balm."
James Ensor, Skeletons Trying to Warm Themselves, 1889
"preoccupancy" by austin chang (2012).
acrylic on canvas.
"All my paintings have come I don’t know where from, mostly from the sea."
James Ensor (via walldrawing)