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Meet James Ensor

Ransom Riggs
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He's more than just a footnote in They Might Be Giants' lengthy songbook ("Meet James Ensor, Belgium's famous painter / Dig him up and shake his hand / Understand the man"), he was also a turn-of-the-century genius of the canvas, an agoraphobic mama's boy and one hilariously morbid dude. Obsessed with death, bizarre masks and skeletons, we wanted to share some of Ensor's skeletal work with all of you.

Skeletons Trying to Warm Themselves, 1889

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More after the jump!

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