Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist

This show contains:

  • An essay entitled, Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Rouault as Graphic Artist by Bill Dyrness who wrote Rouault: A Vision of Suffering and Salvation published by Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1971, a definitive work on the work and spiritual life of Georges Rouault.
  • Brochure designed and ready for each venue to reproduce, either in color or in black and white.
  • Digital file with all info needed for labels.
  • Insurance will be supplied for the work in transit other than the $1000 deductible that will need to be covered by each venue.
  • The show will be crated with instructions for shipping to the next venue.

“Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious,” says Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. “But though he was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was anything but Christian in the traditional sense. Too much of it seemed overly gloomy and depressing. Indeed for most of his life the Church resisted the darkness of his work—not until the end of his life did he receive a church commission. But the graphic art in this exhibition, done at the height of the artist’s powers, shows how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings and, indeed, saw within this darkness the salvation that Christ brought. 

It is appropriate that the focus of this exhibit is on Rouault as printmaker, for it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape.

This show includes eighteen pieces from the Miserere series, five from Fleurs du Mal I, several colored pieces from The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III, along with two signed works and several other prints. Seeing Christ in the Darkness is an excellent collection of the world-class prints of one of the most important printmakers of the 20th century. 

Miserere Series
Plate 1
Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great loving-kindness
Plate 31
Love one another
Plate 2
Jesus despised…
Plate 32
Lord, it is you, I know you
Plate 4
Take refuge in your heart, vagabond of misfortune
Plate 33
And Veronica, with her soft linen, still walks the road
Plate 10
In the old district of Long Suffering
Plate 35
Jesus will be in agony until the end of the world…
Plate 14
A young woman called joy
Plate 43
We must die, we, and all that is ours.
Plate 16
The upper class lady believes she holds a reserved seat in heaven
Plate 51
Far from the smile of Reims
Plate 18
The condemned man has gone away
Plate 54
Arise, you dead!
Plate 28
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live
Plate 57
Obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross
Plate 30
We…were baptized unto Jesus Christ, were baptized unto his death
Plate 58
It is through his wounds that we are healed.
Fleurs du Mal III (aquatint)
Golgotha, color aquatint
Face of Christ, color aquatint
Fleurs du Mal I (etchings)
Benediction Christ Mocked
Satan II
Satan/Woman’s head
Skeleton
Passion
Assistant Carrying the Cross, color aquatint
Ecce Homo, color aquatint
Christ et les Exegetes, black and white aquatint
Christ at the Doorway, woodcut
Christ et les Exegetes, color aquatint
Christ on the Cross, woodcut
Christ au Faubourg, black and white aquatint
Christ in Conversation, woodcut
MISC
Exode/Bablyon, intaglio, cancelled plate
Bouquet, lithograph from Verve
Head of John the Baptist (signed)
The Christ on the Cross/Le Christ en Croix- lithograph
Head of Young Girl, lithograph from Verve 5/6
Resurrection, Intaglio
Miserere Series



Plate 1
Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great loving-kindness
Plate 2
Jesus despised…
Plate 4
Take refuge in your heart, vagabond of misfortune
Plate 10
In the old district of Long Suffering





Plate 14
A young woman called joy
Plate 16
The upper class lady believes she holds a reserved seat in heaven
Plate 18
The condemned man has gone away
Plate 28
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live





Plate 30
We … were baptized unto Jesus Christ, were baptized unto his death
Plate 31
Love one another
Plate 32
Lord, it is you, I know you
Plate 33
And Veronica, with her soft linen, still walks the road





Plate 35
Jesus will be in agony until the end of the world…
Plate 43
We must die, we, and all that is ours.
Plate 51
Far from the smile of Reims
Plate 54
Arise, you dead!



Plate 57
Obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross

Plate 58
It is through his wounds that we are healed.

Fleurs du Mal III (aquatint)



Golgotha, color aquatint

Face of Christ, color aquatint

Fleurs du Mal I (etchings)

Benediction

Christ Mocked

Satan II

Satan/Woman’s head


Skeleton

Passion




Assistant Carrying the Cross,
color aquatint
Christ et les Exegetes,
black and white aquatint
Christ et les Exegetes,
color aquatint
Christ au Faubourg,
black and white aquatint


Ecce Homo,
color aquatint

Christ at the Doorway,
woodcut

Christ on the Cross,
engraving

Christ in Conversation,
woodcut
MISC




Exode/Bablyon,
intaglio, cancelled plate
Petite Banlieue,
lithograph (signed)
Head of John the Baptist
(signed)
Head of Young Girl,
lithograph from Verve 5/6




Bouquet (Vase of Flowers)
The Christ on the Cross/
Le Christ en Croix,

lithograph
Resurrection,
intaglio

The show rents for $800 for 4 weeks per venue.
With the rental of two months the third month is free.  


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