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Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the most individual and powerful artists of the 20th century. Though he was trained in the French fine-arts academy, throughout his long career Rouault never painted like anyone else. A deeply religious man, he saw his work as a means to explore spiritual and human truths. His raws, searing pictures of prostitutes, clowns, judges, criminals, and the working poor shocked the critics of his time and are still disturbing today. But like his paintings on Christian theme, they also convey and uplifting message of hope and redemption through suffering.
Rouault was remarkable colorist. The colorplates in this book include not only well-known figural works but also less-familiar images and a selection from his great series of etchings Miserere (Have Mercy).
The artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the greatest expressionist painters of the twentieth century. A devout Christian, Rouault envisioned his work not as an end in itself but as a means to explore great human truths. With over seventy illustrations, this book not only illustrates the figurative paintings on which Rouault's reputation is based, but also his less well known but charming landscapes and still lifes, as well as a selection of his finest prints.