Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Return of Georges Rouault

Jennifer Pierce discusses a reverent modernist, saying:
If you suppress something it usually goes underground and re-germinates, becomes stronger, and changes flavor and character until it again pushes through the earth and seeks light.  It's the irony of totalitarianism.  That which you try to suppress will usually become strengthened by your action.  Communist Poland produced Karol Wojtyla.  Go figure.   Rouault seems to be a little like that.

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