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The consignment of Rouault's largest color etching to an interpretation of the standard bathers theme seems a surprising departure for the artist whom Time magazine characterized as ‘the somberest painter now alive" and the "monk of modern art" in 1938.
Rouault's sequestration of color within heavy black outlines harkens back to his apprenticeship to a stained glass maker in the 1880s.
". . . son avocat, en phrases creuses, clame sa totale inconscience . . ." (Plate 19)
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)