(b. 1860, Oostende, d. 1949, Oostende)
The Dejected Lady1881
Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Symbolism evolved alongside with Impressionism. Ensor was one of the major Belgian Symbolists, and he started out in Impressionism as shown by the present painting. From here he moved on to carnival scenes, ghosts, monsters, and the masks for which he is famous.