Anais oil 10 x 7 ins
Images and colours are, for a painter, his way of being, of living, of thinking, of feeling.
For this poor devil, art is his only reason for being.
When, for some, the human face meant only a kind of official Salon portrait; and for others it was of little interest, I felt it to be an infinite source of ways of expression, of an incomparable richness.
Arlequin oil 24.75 x 17 ins
The gaze of old Rembrandt or the death mask of Beethoven move me as much as an entire century of heroic deeds. In reality, what is beautiful remains hidden and it has always been so. One must be worthy of searching for it and of persevering until death to find it.
There will always be pain and anguish for whoever engages in this quest, but also profound and silent joy.
Biblical Landscape oil 9.25 x 6 ins
The machine invades earth and sky; it reaches the depths of the sea and even into the desert without fear of troubling the morning air. Life becomes faster and faster without anymore time even to sigh at the moment of dying. In this mechanical age is not art sometimes the miracle.
A scholar once said, ‘There is no longer any mystery, one can be very learned and at the same time very stupid’. In the spiritual spheres where the artist ventures, all is mysterious, but there prevails an order of greater truth than that of the man in charge of weights and measures.
Christ Flagelle gouache, oil 25 x 19 ins
One does not enter tradition as one would a bus. More secret affinities are needed.
Christ on the Lake oil 6.75 x 8 ins
Everything today, seen under a certain light, is so different from yesterday. But this is perhaps only outwardly so. Nothing about this sky, this earth, this tree has altered or changed since Cimabue. It is you who, following the ideas you have in your head, believe everything to vary with the whim of your transient impressions.
Fleurs oil 22 x 17 ins
Art is the hidden spring, oasis in the desert. In these favourable times, we believe ourselves to have arrived at the point of knowing everything whilst completely ignoring the essential which is love of all beauty whether visible or hidden.
Karsavina oil 20.5 x 14 ins
When I see again certain Egyptian sphinxes, or some fragment from a cathedral, or from the Renaissance, nay even the roughness of the Arc de Triomphe, I dare to ask myself where is the progress which we are forever hearing about.
Pancrace oil 10 x 7 ins
The ancient artisan loved his stone or his wood. And he worked with love. Anonymous hand of a grandiose work, was he not far superior to so many of the shallow personalities of our age.
Biblical landscape oil 6.75 x 5.5 ins
Adore everything that lives beneath the sky. The light is so beautiful, the dusk and even the shadows. Do not flee from suffering or misery like a stag at bay pursued by the hounds. Never yield the slightest of what you truly believe within yourself to precarious self-interest, privileges or false honours.
Qui ne se Grime pas ink, gouache, oil 21.75 x 16 ins
Who does not put on a mask?
Musician clown oil 12.75 x 8 ins
Christ et Docteur 1937 Oil 9 .25¼ x 9 3/8 ins
Isabelle Rouault, the artist’s daughter, listed for me eight paintings she considered closely related to this picture. They are reproduced in her catalogue raisonné, nos: 1543, 1544, 1545, 1547 1548, 1549, 1558 bis, 2394 entitled 'Passion'.
In his paintings of 'Christ and The Pharisee Doctor', Rouault portrays Christ principally as a solitary, vulnerable and vilified figure.
In this mysteriously poignant, powerful image, the Pharisee’s downcast, introspective gaze shows him visibly moved as Christ reaches out to touch him.
Clown Pensif Oil
Le Vieux Clown c.1905 Oil
Auguste oil 6.75 x 5 5/8 ins
Christ Before Pilate oil
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