from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rouault, Georges 1871-1958. French artist whose paintings, often of biblical figures, clowns, or prostitutes, are characterized by brilliant colors and black outlines.


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  • Advised by her father, Francis Taylor, who was a very successful art dealer, she bought extensively in the 1960s, concentrating on the names of the Zeitgeist – Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Utrillo, Rouault.

    Elizabeth Taylor painting collection to be auctioned

  • School of Paris artists Alberto Giacometti and Georges Rouault were renowned for never knowing when enough was enough, reworking again and again the same areas until other people Rouault's dealer, Giacometti's brother physically took the pieces out of the studio.

    Daniel Grant: Calling a Painting 'Done'

  • A few wealthy San Francisco families were supportive, and helped the museum acquire important holdings of Matisse, Braque, Rouault, Klee, the Mexican masters, and other modern giants.

    SFMOMA Fills In Some Blanks

  • Horvath was able to beat him at chess—a quality he later confessed he found both attractive and irritating.2 In the autumn of 1951, he bought her a $200 Patek Philippe watch, which he acquired with the profits he expected to make from two paintings he had purchased in Zurich with Charles Marsh—a Redon oil of a naked boy and a Rouault cartoon of President Woodrow Wilson.3 Soon afterwards he proposed to her.


  • It might be something by the French Expressionist Georges Rouault, whose “brilliant colour and savage satire” electrified him.


  • Update: Searching for "Artists at Work" brings up an interesting set of images, with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Georges Rouault, Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall, Alice Neel and more coming up.

    November 2008

  • Rising in levels, with Rouault-like color and intensity, the picture transcends its subject.

    Enigmatic Bits and Pieces

  • Now and then an artist would undertake a religious theme (Chagall, Rouault), but excepting the English painter Stanley Spencer or outsider artist Howard Finster, it's hard to think of a major modern artist who's spent much time on holy ground.

    In The Beginning Was the Word … Now Come the Drawings

  • Rouault was an embit­t­er­ed mis­ogyn­ist.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • There was a terrible teacher there and--this provoked me--when he saw my Rouault copy he said, "Oh, that is far too serious a subject for you to tackle".

    Craigie Aitchison


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