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Georges Rouault (1871-1958) is known to represent 20th Century religious painting. With his profound subject matter and a luminescent, halo-like painting style that is reminiscent of stained glass windows and mosaics of the Middle Ages, his work has attracted an audience that transcends generations, borders and faiths. Born a cabinetmaker's son and initially trained as a stained glass artisan, Rouault came to be a painter. Not limiting himself to Biblical, allegorical paintings, he portrayed circus performers with great sympathy and often depicted society with satire. This exhibition features close to 200 works selected from his vast collection at the Idemitsu Museum, spanning the seventy years of his career. Among those are from the religious oil series "Passion" and print series "Miserere", as well as his earlier experimental oil paintings and humorous prints.



From 2005-04-16 To 2005-06-26


Georges Rouault



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