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Publication on James Ensor

From: Kimberly J Nichols <knichols<-a>
Date: Monday, December 8, 2014
On behalf of the Art Institute of Chicago, we are pleased to
announce the publication of the museum's first online exhibition
catalogue, James Ensor: The Temptation of Saint Anthony


The volume features new art historical and conservation research on
James Ensor's monumental drawing The Temptation of Saint Anthony,
which consists of 51 individual sheets and folios.  Essays explore
the historical context and visual culture that influenced Ensor as
he created the work; another focuses on the extensive technical
study of the drawing that includes insights into the artist's
technical process, revealed during its conservation.  The catalogue
includes high-resolution imaging that allows readers to zoom in to
see the artist's marks in detail, as well as interactive components
that show how the drawing developed.  The publication is lavishly
illustrated with over 500 images.

In order to take advantage of the book's fu functionality, we
recommend using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

This free online catalogue accompanies the exhibition Temptation:
The Demons of James Ensor, which will run from November 23, 2014 -
January 25, 2015 at the Art Institute of Chicago.  James Ensor: The
Temptation of Saint Anthony also exists as a print publication,
distributed by Yale University Press.

Both the print and online catalogues are generously funded by the
Regenstein Foundation.  This is the Art Institute's third online
publication to utilize the ChicagoCodeX, which has served as the
foundation of the open-source digital publishing platform OSCI


Kimberly J. Nichols
Associate Paper Conservator
Department of Prints and Drawings
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

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