PUBLIC RECEPTION WITH PHILIPPE ROUAULT, GREAT-GRANDSON OF ARTIST GEORGES ROUAULT
JUNE 2, 2018 7-9:30 PM EDT
Join us for a public reception June 2, 2018, from 7-9:30 pm EDT with Philippe Rouault, great-grandson of artist Georges Rouault. Admission is free, but RSVP is required.
Seeing in the Darkness includes works by 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.