Georges Rouault L’Œuvre magnifié: L’Art sacré et la modernité
In a nutshell
This exhibition showcases Rouault’s depictions of Christ and other religious scenarios with 80+ works, mostly very textured oil paintings and some prints, made from a variety of different print techniques. Seeing several portraits repeating the same characteristics (an elongated oval head with a long nose and large, almond shaped eyes) provide the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast the paintings, which highlight the remaining variations in the artist’s unique style.
The Shiodome Museum Rouault Gallery is on the fourth floor of the Panasonic building in Shimbashi. It’s a small venue with one of the rooms dedicated to a standing display of works by Georges Rouault from the permanent collection.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
Almost all of the information is in English. A few side panels are in Japanese only and the list of works is in French and Japanese.
Visitors are allowed to photograph four pieces, which are clearly marked.
Rouault’s specific style focused on a limited number of religious figures and scenes, which allow viewers a deep dive into the artist’s techniques and preferred motifs.
The mix of techniques used on the prints, the texture and form of the paintings, and the stylized portrayal of well known religious figures provide a unique experience.
How far out?
A five minute walk from the Shimbashi metro or bus station.
How much time?
About 45 minutes
How much money?
¥1,000 for general admission.
December 9, 2018
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Definitely see it if you’re in the area or have some free time.