Developments in the 19th Century



 




Art Styles in 19th century - Art Map


 




SYMBOLISM

in

FRANCE




(Between Romanticism and Expressionism)


 




Georges-Henri Rouault

(1871-1958)

 


 

 

 

b Paris, 27 May 1871; d Paris, 13 Feb 1958

 French painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Although he first came to prominence with works displayed in 1905 at the Salon d’Automne in Paris, in the company of paintings by Henri Matisse and other initiators of Fauvism, he established a highly personal and emotive style. His technique and palette were also highly personal, and they ranged from watercolour blues to a rich, thick application of materials. These demonstrate, in their very complexity, not only originality but also the craft of the artist always in search of a greater form of expression. Even though he never stopped observing mankind, his deep religious feeling allowed him to imbue his work with great spirituality.

   
   
Les Filles
1907
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
 
   
Nu au miroir
1907
 
   
August from Cirque de L'etoile Filant
 
   
Paysage d'inondation
1908
 
   
Three Clowns
 
   
Spring
1911
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
 
   
Femme
1911
 
   

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