Georges Rouault / Head of Christ / c. 1937Georges Rouault
Head of Christ
c. 1937

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Creator Name: Rouault, Georges
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1871 - 1958
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Georges Rouault
Title: Head of Christ
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1932
Creation End Date: 1942
Creation Date: c. 1937
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 104.8cm x 75cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: "G. Rouault"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1950.399
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Provenance: (A. Vollard, Paris); (J. Seligmann, New York)
Context: Georges Roualt dedicated himself to creating a deeply religious art based on his Catholic beliefs. His works convey a powerful spirituality that is enhanced by his expressionist painting style. To communicate his emotional interpretations of his subjects, he built up thick layers of intense, rich color. Roualt's early experience as an apprentice in a stained-glass workshop may have encouraged his preference for luminous colors and strong black outlines. These elements unite in this painting to create an image of Christ that is at once serene and powerful.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1950.399
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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