musees royaux des beaux arts

Dans l’atelier du peintre (In the artist’s studio) (1928). Louis Buisseret (Belgian, 1888-1956). Oil on canvas. Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

Buisseret mainly painted realistic portraits, nudes and still lifes. From 1920 Buisseret took an active part in leading salons and gallery exhibitions in Belgium. In 1922 he married Emilie Empain, the model that often sat for him.

The Domain of Arnheim
James Ensor
1890

Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - Brussels (Belgium)
Painting - oil on canvas
Height: 80 cm (31.5 in.), Width: 100 cm (39.37 in.) 

Ensor always blows my mind, and especially with the stuff he did right around 1888-1890. I guess it’s because that’s when Van Gogh was at his peak, and I always think - here was this guy doing just as innovative (albeit, completely different) stuff, and they were only around 200 miles away from each other.

Surely they never met, but it’d be cool to write a story about what it might have been like if they had.