October 17, 2009 by Makoto Fujimura | All Writings | Comments
At Rouault Studio, Courtesy of Rouault Foundation, Paris
Georges Rouault, Reine de Cirque, 18.8"x12.4"x1"
Georges Rouault, Miserere Series
Georges Rouault, Christ on the Outskirts, Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo
Georges Rouault painting close up at Pompidou
At Pompidou looking at Rouault paintings, photo by Jean-Marie Porté
Makoto Fujimura Soliloquies — Joy, 64x80", Minerals, Gold on Linen

130 William A. Dyrness, "Rouault: A Vision of Suffering and Salvation." Pg. 108, Eerdmans Publishing, 1971

131 Georges Rouault, Correspondance [de] Georges Rouault [et] André Suarès (Paris: Gallimard, 1960), 49; quoted in Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958, ed. Stephen Schloesser (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008), 27.

132 At the Aspen Institute, 2009

133 Georges Rouault, Souvenirs intimes (Paris: E. Frapier, 1927), 51; quoted in Bernard Doering, "Lacrymae rerum: Creative Intuition of the Transapparent Reality," in Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958, ed. Stephen Schloesser (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008), 390.

134 See "Art as Prayer," International Arts Movement

135 I like to thank Dr. Paul Vitz for coining this term, at IAM lecture in 1998

136 pg. 25 Takashi Murakami, Superflat, Madra Publishing, 2000

137 Thanks to philopsopher Adrienne Chaplin for pointing out this book to me

138 Jacques Maritain, Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry, Meridian Books, pg. 131

139 See "River Grace," International Arts Movement publication

140 See my Refractions essay on van Gogh

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Makoto Fujimura is an internationally-renowned artist, arts advocate, writer and speaker. He founded International Arts Movement in 1991, and Fujimura Institute in 2011.