Georges Rouault, ‘Enfant de la balle, from Cirque de l'étoile Filante’, 1935, Print, Aquatint in colors on Montval laid paper, Heritage Auctions
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Georges Rouault

Enfant de la balle, from Cirque de l'étoile Filante, 1935

Aquatint in colors on Montval laid paper
22 × 18 in
55.9 × 45.7 cm
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Published by Vollard, Paris

Condition Report: Mild mat burns; mild handling creases in the margins. …

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Georges Rouault
French, 1871–1958
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A pioneering expressionist painter (influenced by the German Expressionists, though not formally associated with that group), Georges Rouault created pictures recognizable for the thick black brushstrokes that outline their subjects, as in le lutteur, no. 3 (1913). Rouault’s works resemble the cloissonisme of decorative glasswork, a look often attributed to the artist’s teenage years spent as a glass painter’s apprentice. In 1891 Rouault enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and studied closely under Symbolist Gustave Moreau. He later associated with the Fauvists and collaborated with Henri Matisse and André Derain to organize the Salon d’Automne, an exhibition of progressive art rejected by the more conservative Paris Salon. But rather than create pleasing “armchair” pictures like those of many of his contemporaries, Rouault applied his rough painterly style to religious subjects, clowns, and circus performers, using these motifs to reflect on religion, morality, and modern life.

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Condition Report: Mild mat burns; mild handling creases in the margins. Matted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 25.5 X 21.5 Inches

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Georges Rouault
French, 1871–1958
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A pioneering expressionist painter (influenced by the German Expressionists, though not formally associated with that group), Georges Rouault created pictures recognizable for the thick black brushstrokes that outline their subjects, as in le lutteur, no. 3 (1913). Rouault’s works resemble the cloissonisme of decorative glasswork, a look often attributed to the artist’s teenage years spent as a glass painter’s apprentice. In 1891 Rouault enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and studied closely under Symbolist Gustave Moreau. He later associated with the Fauvists and collaborated with Henri Matisse and André Derain to organize the Salon d’Automne, an exhibition of progressive art rejected by the more conservative Paris Salon. But rather than create pleasing “armchair” pictures like those of many of his contemporaries, Rouault applied his rough painterly style to religious subjects, clowns, and circus performers, using these motifs to reflect on religion, morality, and modern life.

Georges Rouault

Enfant de la balle, from Cirque de l'étoile Filante, 1935

Aquatint in colors on Montval laid paper
22 × 18 in
55.9 × 45.7 cm
Bidding closed
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