One reason for the neglect of Georges Rouault (1871-1958) is that his pictures can appear, at first sight, impenetrably obscure. His palette is rich and dark, and his figures are shrouded in heavy, ...black outlines as in stained glass. A show of his early work is at London's Royal Academy until June 6.
Of the group, "Aaron Siskind: New Relationships in Photography," which pairs Siskind's black-and-white photos of peeling walls, asphalt cracks, graffiti and washed-up seaweed with the work of such ...abstract expressionist painters as Franz Kline, is my favorite. "August Sander: Photographs of the German Landscape," which focuses not on the artist's well-known portraiture, but on pictures of trees and streams, almost all made during the politically charged decade of the 1930s, is a close second. The one exhibition that actually breaks some news, "Revelation: Georges Rouault at Work," probably rocked my world the least, despite the discovery by conservator Marla Curtis (a former Phillips conservation fellow now with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) that the French painter painted exclusively on paper -- and sometimes on top of his own prints -- before affixing them to backings of canvas or other material and then reworking them. Don't think, though, that the word "new" in the title of this show means that the connections between Siskind's art and that of his painter pals at New York's Cedar Bar (along with Kline, Siskind knew Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman and others) are just now being uncovered. Rather, the "newness" refers to the shift in Siskind's work from documentary to abstraction, as Siskind, in the words of curator Stephen Bennett Phillips, "pushed his art in the direction of pure gesture." In other words, the relationship between Siskind's photos and ab-ex painting may not be news to us, but it was news 50 years ago.
Christopher Andreae discusses the work and history of "painters of darkness," who produced paintings of strong contrast between light and dark. Andreae focuses on the work of Georges Rouault, whose ...work can be seen in an exhibit at the Rupertinum in Salzburg Austria through Oct 17, 1993.
Perl reviews two exhibitions namely, CHAGALL AND THE ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN JEWISH THEATER at the Jewish Museum in New York City and MYSTIC MASQUE: SEMBLANCE AND REALITY IN GEORGES ROUAULT at the ...McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College.
44-3093 NE2049 2006-1877 CIP Flora, Holly. This anguished world of shadows: Georges Rouault's Miserere et guerre, by Holly Flora and Soo Yun Kang. Museum of Biblical Art/D. Giles Limited, 2006. 191 p ...bibl afp ISBN 1904832253, $60.00: ISBN 9781904832256, $60.00
La obra de Rouault es el testimonio de un hombre que hizo del conocimiento de sí mismo, único sendero del reencuentro conciencial con la especie, un instrumento de penetración expresiva. Este ...asumímiento -unido a la rectitud de su búsqueda, a la orfandad de su corazón y a la reciedumbre de su fidelidad - nos ponen en presencia del más poderoso artesano de la pintura en este siglo, del último grande artesano del espíritu románico en Europa.