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"Christ Enters into Brussels" (1888)
In “Christ Enters into Brussels” (1888) Ensor contrasts the humility of Jesus with the hypocrisy of political figures in 19th-century Brussels. The Belgian artist imagined his fellow citizens welcoming the return of Christ in 19th-century Brussels. Rather than directing their attention at Jesus, the crowd in Ensor’s painting seems to be preoccupied with seeing and being seen.