Seeing in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist
March 15 – July 15, 2018
Georges Rouault (1871-1958) occupies a unique place amongst twentieth century artists. A contemporary of Cubism, Expressionism, and Fauvism, he never aspired to belong to any one of these movements. Often categorized as a religious painter, he was, above all, independent. He did not find his inspiration in an abstract way, but rather in observing real life as much as the highest form of spirituality. Georges Rouault was a painter who did not need religious subjects in order for his work to be stamped with the characteristics of holiness.
Public Reception with Philippe Rouault, great-grandson of artist Georges Rouault
June 2, 2018 7-9:30 p.m. EDT
Join us for a public reception June 2 at Still Point featuring the work of Georges Rouault (1871–1958) and a talk from his great grandson, Phillippe Rouault.
The Seeing in the Darkness exhibit features the work of French artist Georges Rouault (1871–1958) from his Miserere series, etchings from his Fleurs du Mal I series, color aquatint works from The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III series, and other intaglio prints. Rouault’s works often portray the human devastation and spiritual longing felt in Europe during World War I and leading up to World War II. The graphic art in this exhibition, done at the height of the artist’s career, shows how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings and, indeed, saw within this darkness something with which to grapple.
Date: June 2, 2018
Location: Still Point 3755 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022