L'Automne

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L'Automne

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Lacouriére, Printer (French)


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.

Object Information

artist
Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958)
printer
Lacouriére (French)
creation date
1936
materials
color aquatint
dimensions
22 5/8 x 30 5/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in ink L.R.: Georges Rouault
accession number
71.56
credit line
Gift of Mr. William Gumberts
copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors