Self Portrait, 1879 Oil Painting - James Ensor

Self Portrait, 1879

James EnsorItem # 158478
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Self Portrait, 1879", originally brought to life by the talented James Ensor. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to James Ensor and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "Self Portrait, 1879" is a significant artwork by the Belgian painter James Ensor (1860–1949), known for his innovative contributions to modern art, particularly in his explorations of the grotesque and the fantastical. Created early in his career, this self-portrait is a testament to Ensor's emerging style and his introspective examination of identity. Unlike his later works, which often delve into the macabre and incorporate masks and fantastical elements, this self-portrait is relatively straightforward, showcasing the artist at the age of 19.

    The painting is executed in oil on canvas, a medium that Ensor mastered and manipulated throughout his career to explore light, texture, and color in novel ways. Measuring 32.5 x 24.5 cm, the work is modest in size but significant in its emotional and artistic depth. It depicts the young artist with a penetrating gaze, suggesting a sense of self-awareness and introspection. The brushwork is precise yet expressive, capturing the subtleties of light and shadow on the face, which hint at the complexity of Ensor's personality and his contemplative nature.

    At the time of its creation, Ensor was living in Ostend, Belgium, and had recently completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. This period was crucial for the development of his artistic voice, as he began to distance himself from academic conventions and explore more personal and innovative themes. "Self Portrait, 1879" reflects this transitional moment in Ensor's career, embodying both the technical skills he honed at the academy and his burgeoning interest in expressing psychological depth and individuality.

    The portrait is notable for its straightforward representation, a contrast to Ensor's later, more enigmatic compositions. It provides valuable insight into the artist's early self-perception and his foundational techniques, which would evolve dramatically in the subsequent decades. Today, the work is celebrated for its contribution to understanding Ensor's development as a pivotal figure in modern art, bridging the 19th and 20th centuries with his unique vision. It remains an essential piece for studying the evolution of self-portraiture and the broader shifts in European art at the turn of the century.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

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    For the best visual impact, hang your painting at eye level in a well-lit area, preferably with indirect natural light or soft artificial lighting. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity areas to protect the artwork.
  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

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  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.