In 2017, the art hall ‘Talstrasse’ in Halle (Saale) will bestow a top-class exhibition programme on the central German region. From 19 March to 25 June 2017, artworks from Georges Rouault (1871 – 1958), one of the most significant artists of the Ecole de Paris, will be presented in a solo exhibition in the art hall. The printed cycles Miserere, Cirque and Cirque de l’Etoile Filiante, as well as a selection of oil paintings will be showcased. In the 1950s, the enterprising gallerist Eduard Henning presented works by Georges Rouault in Halle (Saale). These presentations had a significant influence on the oeuvres of central German artists of the time 60 years later, the Georges Rouault – Icon of the Ecole de Paris exhibition wants to take us back to that.