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Anger (La Colère), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

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Anger (La Colère), from the Deadly Sins (Les Péchés Capitaux) series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

James Ensor
Belgian, 1860–1949

Date

1904

Medium

Etching

Accession #

72.8 C

Dimensions

6 5/16" x 9 7/8"

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Ensor depicts the dire results of unchecked anger: brutal battles to the death between men and women. The figure of Death overhead seems to fan the fires of murderous passions below. The space is littered with victims and spattered with blood.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

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