rouault revisited

Georges Rouault, 1871 - 1958
Born in Paris just before the impressionists declared themselves, living and painting contemporanious with Picasso and Chagall, Rouault is both a product and an anomaly of his times.  He is not a household name, but he has his devotees, myself among them, who revere his brilliant use of colour, his bold composition, his compassionate eye.  He has achieved in his work something of a complex simplicity, his style working with the paradoxical nature of his subject matter.  In any case, in my view he is not given enough attention.  As a tribute to his creative gift I am working on a series of woven paintings.  At times these redefine his images, at other times they loosely follow his style.  It is a pleasure to work under this master.

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