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Georges Rouault

A Steadfast Vision

 

Georges Rouault: A Steadfast Vision has been assembled to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth and to introduce this critically important artist of faith from the 20th century. Every Christian should be acquainted with his profound vision.

 

Georges Rouault (1871–1958), considered as the most important Christian artist of the 20th century, knew his calling and stood firm against the tide of current art movements in the early twentieth century. Rouault found little attraction in the various art movements of his day, but worked believing that art flowed out of an interior life. He maintained a solitary path, a lonely journey to depict the world as he saw it. And with this steadfast vision before him, he relied more and more on his faith to guide his art making. Even when others, discouraged his artistic direction, he stayed the course and followed his vision.

 

Rouault was apprenticed in his youth to a stained glass firm and a medieval spirit resonates throughout his work, vividly seen with the black outlines that encased his figures and images, much as in a medieval stained glass window. This influence can be seen in all of his paintings and prints where a dark outline encompasses each figure and object.

 

Rouault believed that his art was more than just a means of personal expression. He considered his occupation as calling and felt honored to communicate the message of the Gospel to a troubled world.

 

This exhibition focuses on Rouault’s printmaking efforts. As a printmaker he worked in complex techniques that entailed a long and arduous process. A total of 23 prints are included in Georges Rouault: A Steadfast Vision. Eetchings from his Miserere Series, considered one of the most important printmaking suites of the twentieth century, incorporates multiple techniques to enrich the surface of each print. Other luminous aquatints from The Passion, along with several engravings and three lithographs, complete the glimpse of his work.

  • PASSION & FLEURS DU MAL III

    Christ et les Enfants (Christ and the Children)
    Aquatint 1935

     

    Christ au Faubourg
    Intaglio/Aquatint 1939

     

    Man with the Myrrh/Wood for the Cross
    Intaglio/Aquatint 1939

     

    Christ et les Exegetes
    Intaglio in black and white 1938

     

    Head of Christ (Departure for Elsewhere)
    Wood engraving cut by Georges Aubert 1939

     

    Golgotha & Veronica’s Veil
    Wood engraving cut by Georges Aubert 1939

     

    Christ in Conversation
    Wood engraving cut by Georges Aubert 1938

     

    Christ Before Pilate
    Wood engraving cut by Georges Aubert 1939

     

    Head of Christ Frontispiece
    Wood engraving cut by Georges Aubert  1939

     

    Passion
    Intaglio/Aquatint  1937

     

  • MISERERE SERIES

    Plate #1

    Have mercy upon me, O god, according to thy loving-kindness    
    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette

     

    Plate #4

    Take refuge in your heart, poor wanderer

    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette

     

    Plate #7

    We believe ourselves kings 
    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette

     

    Plate #18

    The condemned man has gone away…

    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette

     

    Plate #33

    and Veronica is still among us with her veil of compassion...

    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette

     

    Plate #35Jesus will be in agony until the end of the World
    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette
     Plate #47Out of the Depths
    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette
     Plate #54Arise, You DeadAquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette Plate #56In these dark times of vanity and unbelief, Our Lady of land’s End keeps Watch  
    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette
     Plate #57He was obedient unto death and to death on the cross
    Aquatint with sugar lift, drypoint, burnisher, roulette

  • OTHERS

    Crucifixion 1965

    Wood engraving
    Published in 1965 posthumously

     

    Bouquet (Vase of Flowers)
    Lithograph from 1939 Verve

     

    Tête d’une jeune fille/Head of Young Girl
    Lithograph 1939

     

November 15 2022 to April 15, 2023

St Lukes Anglican Church

50 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Contact: Ruth Hauck   rwh22hhi@aol.com

 

February 15, 2022 to May 23, 2022

First Congregational Church

535 Forest Ave, Glen Ellyn  IL.  60137

Contact person: Deb Giampoli

 

September 1 to November 30, 2021First Presbyterian Church of Flint746 S. Saginaw St.  Flint, MI 48503810 234 8673Contact:  Rosemary Lutz         lutzycle@gmail.com  May 1 to June 30, 2021Square Halo Gallery37 North Market Street    Lancaster, PA 17603Contact: Ned Bustard  ned@squarehalobooks.com  February 15 to May 15, 2020First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head, SC 29928Contact  Nancy Millette,  millettenancy@hotmail.com   

This show contains:

 

  • A file for a handout designed for distribution.
  • Digital files of each piece in the show
  • Insurance will be supplied for the work in transit other than the $1000 deductible that will need to be covered by each venue.
  • Instructions for unpacking and packing
  • Suggestions for shipping

Cost of rental is $350 per month (plus shipping).

 

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