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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 18 prints are included in Georges Rouault: A Steadfast Vision. Five etchings 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.
Aquatint, roulette and drypoint
Tete d'une jeune (Head of a Young Girl)
Bouquet (Vase of Flowers) 1939
Take Refuge in Your Heart, Poor Wanderer
(Miserere Plate #4), 1923
We Believe Ourselves Kings
(Miserere Plate #7), 1923
The Condemned Man Has Gone Away ...
(Miserere Plate #18), 1922
He Was Obedient (#57)
Veronica is still among us with her veil of compassion... Plate #33A
Aquatint, roulette and drypoint
Christ et Sainte Femme,1930
Head of Christ, 1939
Christ at the Doorway, 1939
Christ au Faubourg, 1939
Christ Before Pilate, 1939
Christ et les Enfents
Christ et les Exegetes, 1938
Christ in Conversation, from Disciples tailpiece
Christ on the Cross, 1939
Man With the Myrrh, Wood for the Cross
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Miserere 6 pieces
Miserere #4, Take refuge in your heart, poor wanderer
Miserere #7, We believe ourselves kings
Miserere #18, The Condemned man went away
Miserere #33, Veronica is still among us with her veil of compassion
Miserere #57, He was obedient even the death on the cross
PASSION 9 pieces
Christ and the Woman Saint
Christ and the Children
Christ au Faubourg
Man Carrying Cross
Christ at the Doorway,
Head of Christ (Departure for Elsewhere
Christ on the Cross
Christ in Conversation
Head of Christ
Lithographs 3 pieces
Bouquet, lithograph from Verve
Head of Young Girl, lithograph from Verve 5/6
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