Georges Rouault, ‘La Petite Banlieue’, 1929, Books and Portfolios, The complete portfolio comprising six lithographs printed in colours, Forum Auctions
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Georges Rouault

La Petite Banlieue, 1929

The complete portfolio comprising six lithographs printed in colours
12 1/5 × 8 9/10 in
30.9 × 22.5 cm
Edition of 100
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each signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, on wove paper, each within the …

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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, ‘La Petite Banlieue’, 1929, Books and Portfolios, The complete portfolio comprising six lithographs printed in colours, Forum Auctions
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each signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil, on wove paper, each within the individual card mounts housed within the red fabric covered portfolio, as issued, published by Editions des Quatre Chemins, Paris, each the full sheet, each image 309 x 225mm (12 1/4 x 8 3/4in) (folio)

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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

La Petite Banlieue, 1929

The complete portfolio comprising six lithographs printed in colours
12 1/5 × 8 9/10 in
30.9 × 22.5 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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