The French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958) may be best known for his works on religious subjects, in his signature "stained glass" style of colors encapsulated in dark outlines. But between 1932 and 1935, Rouault produced for the publisher and art dealer Ambroise Vollard 45 color etchings, aquatints and wood engravings on the subject of the circus. Called collectively "Le Cirque de l'Etoile Filante" or "The Circus of the Shooting Star," they reflect Rouault's long interest in the circus. An exhibition of the series opened yesterday at the Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College in Annapolis.
At the Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis, through Feb. 26, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 410-626-2556.