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Maker(s):Rouault, Georges
Culture:French (1871-1958)
Title:Lord, it is You, I know You (Seigneur, c'est vous, je vous reconnais), plate 32 from 'Miserere' portfolio
Date Made:1927 (published 1948)
Materials:Photogravure, etching and aquatint on heavy weight Arches paper with "Vollard" blindstamp
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Sheet: 25 5/8 in x 22 1/2 in; 65.1 cm x 57.1 cm; Plate: 22 7/16 in x 20 in; 57 cm x 50.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.26
Credit Line:Gift of Irving Vogel (friend of Amherst)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Two nude figures are depicted in black and white with heavy, thick lines. The left figure (the Apostle Thomas) is bending down to place his hand into the resurrected Christ's spear wound from the Crucifixion. Christ has a halo

Label Text:
Rouault notes simply yet confidently: a disciple has found his own truth, his faith, his Master. He illustrates this revelation in an unpretentious encounter between two naked figures with a modest nod, a kind gesture of recognition. This eloquent exchange is rendered by the expressive use of sugar-lift etching and aquatint over the flat printed brushstrokes transferred by photogravure. Rouault further enhances Christ’s towering presence on the right by accentuating his mortal physique in burnished white tones.

MW, 2014

Christianity; figures; narrative; religion; nudes; biblical; apostles

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