Georges Rouault 1871-1958 : Mystique Masque
Semblance and Reality
University of Chicago Press & McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, 2008
out of print
Rouault’s work, as presented here, depicts the human condition as a kind of pageant or guise where outward appearances—from those of the wealthiest public officials to the lowliest slum-dwellers—misrepresent and betray deeper realities. Essays by scholars of art history, history, theology, and other fields lend an interdisciplinary context to the striking images, recovering Rouault’s rightful place in modern painting.