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Georges Rouault, 1871 Paris – 1958 ebenda
Detailabbildung: Georges Rouault, 1871 Paris – 1958 ebenda
Detailabbildung: Georges Rouault, 1871 Paris – 1958 ebenda

Georges Rouault,
1871 Paris – 1958 ebenda

ARLEQUIN, 1948 Öl auf Leinwand.
40 x 32 cm.

Catalogue price € 120.000 - 150.000 Catalogue price€ 120.000 - 150.000  $ 134,400 - 168,000
£ 108,000 - 135,000
元 955,200 - 1,194,000
₽ 9,554,400 - 11,943,000

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Further information on this artwork

Zertifikat von Fondation Georges Rouault.

Bei dieser Häufung von fast abstrakten, geometrischen Formen handelt es sich nicht um irgendeine Person: Die stilisierte Kopfbedeckung, der weiße Kragen und die mosaikartige Bildkomposition lassen den Betrachter Arlequin erkennen, eine Schlüsselfigur aus der Comedia dell‘Arte. Aber von der komödiantischen Figur des Hofnarren bleibt hier nichts übrig. Die dunklen Augenringe, die halbgeschlossenen Augen und transparente Farben vermitteln in Kombination mit dem weißen Rahmen eine Distanz zur unbewegten Person mit dem wundersamen Blick. Die Bildstruktur erinnert gleichzeitig an die Kunst der Kirchenfenster, in welcher sich Rouault ausbilden ließ und verweist auf sakrale Heiligen- oder Engelsdarstellungen. (†) (12312825) (10)

Georges Rouault,
1871 Paris – 1958 ibid.
ARLEQUIN, 1948Oil on canvas.
40 x 32 cm.

Certificate by the Fondation Georges Rouault.

This accumulation of almost abstract, geometric shapes is not any person. In this mosaic-like composition, the viewer can make out Harlequin, a key figure from the Commedia dell’Arte. The painting’s composition is also reminiscent of stained-glass window art in churches, that Rouault was trained in, and makes reference to holy depictions of saints or angels. (†)

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.





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