Georges Rouault, the leading pioneer of 20th century art in France, focused on "sacred" art and strived to convey the "most beautiful form of love" through his work. Celebrating the Shiodome Museum's 15th anniversary, this special exhibition will commemorate the 60 years after Rouault's death.
A devout Christian, Georges Rouault devoted much of his work to painting images about the passion of Christ and making sculptures dedicated to Christianity. He was able to influence several people in different cultures and countries with his work that focused on human suffering, charity, and forgiveness. Although his themes were quite traditional, his work was groundbreaking due to the style, color, and shapes used in his paintings. With a deep understanding and empathy for humans and society during that time, Rouault could question current problems that were not limited to an individualistic vision. This exhibition explores the significance of sacred art in Rouault and its relation to modernity.
Highlights are works sent from the Vatican Museum, such as "Autumn in Nazareth", which will be on display for the first time in Japan. Many works from his later years in Paris will also be available to view. You will have the chance to see around 90 works ncluding oil-paintings, watercolors, woodblocks, and other sacred works of art.
Discounts available for students, senior citizens, disabled visitors, groups