Tag Archives: Georges Rouault

Madness

I’d like to compare plate 38 and 39 of the Miserere series: In each of these images Rouault’s skill at reflecting the viewer in the subject is seen. The Chinese man in plate 38 is not so ethnically specific as to … Continue reading

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Restoration and the promise of new life

Plate 28 : “Celui qui croit en moi, fut-il mort, vivra” John 11:25 Having recently celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the liturgical calendar, these paintings by Georges Rouault speak to me as a Christian with a … Continue reading

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Death will always overcome us, but is there more?

Oppressed and left with little hope were the people of Europe after World War I, frightened and afflicted by acts of mankind. Where was the peace? Where was the hope for something better, something to turn the treacherous world around? … Continue reading

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