Georges Rouault worked as part of the fauves movement for a brief time and has characteristics such as expressive brushwork and glowing color. Rouault's' difference from the fauvists were that he painted canvases that were filled with pain and suffering. As a youth Rouault apprenticed with a stained glass maker. His works often were characterized by outlines in black, similar to stained glass windows. I like this painting because it reminds me of stained glass and I think that the black lines make a statement.