Rouault’s distinctive painterly style of drawing his figures with a heavy black outline, almost submerging the brilliant hues attached to the forms, is evident in this vigorous pastel and watercolor. Its subject, workers stretching and resting, differs from his stock figures of clowns and prostitutes and draws attention to the artist’s considerable pictorial strength and originality.

Georges Rouault
French, 1871–1958
The Workers, 1930
Pastel and watercolor on paper
Purchased through the gift of Henry and Walter Keney, 1933.95

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