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GEORGES ROUAULT: THE ARTIST OF RELIGIOUS SENSITIVITY

Employing rich, intense color to depict portraits, landscapes and still lifes, the French painter and draughtsman, Georges Henri Rouault, is remembered for portraying the naked reality of mankind with the violence of drawing and color, the dynamism of the line and insistent brush strokes to create allegories of debauchery, misery, vice and indifference.

Famous as the most passionate artist of the 20th century, Rouault was born in Paris on May 27, 1871.


MAURICE DE VLAMINCK: THE PIONEER OF FAUVISM

Enlivening the unremarkable landscapes and cityscapes, as well as unknown denizens of Parisian nightlife with a liberal application of bright and bold colors, the French painter, Maurice de Vlaminck, is celebrated as one of the creators of the painting style known as Fauvism.