The Graphic Works of Georges Rouault: Seeing Christ in the Darkness

Tue, 2012-09-25 18:34 -- univcomm
September 25, 2012

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries at Anderson University is proud to present an exhibition of the graphic works of historically renowned artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958). This traveling show, a collection from the Sandra Bowden Studio, includes eighteen pieces from the Miserere series, five from Fleurs du Mal I, several colored pieces from The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III, along with two signed works and several other prints.

The exhibit is open from October 6 - November 2 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 6 from 4 - 5 p.m. in the Wilson Galleries (East). A lecture by William Dyrness, professor at Fuller Seminary and author of Rouault: a Vision of Suffering and Salvation will elaborate on the artists work in relation to his spiritual beliefs on Saturday, October 6 from 5 - 6 p.m. in Decker Hall 133.

Rouault’s images were a reaction to the suffering in the world around him, colored by the tragedies of World War I. The haunting images in this exhibition take on the subject of suffering experienced by Christ as well as the daily suffering of all people. While often disconcerting in their raw emotive appearance, Rouault’s work is a faithful metaphor of hope through struggle. The strength of this work and the impact it had on the audience of his time made Rouault one of the most revered painters of the twentieth-century.

Showing concurrently with Rouault, are selections from the Brady Print Collection, including etchings from Rembrandt and Bracquemond. The show is open October 6 – November 2, at the Wilson Galleries (West).

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries serve Anderson University and East Central Indiana with monthly exhibitions that feature the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists. Through these exhibitions, the gallery is dedicated to enriching and engaging AU students, as well as promoting the visual arts within the greater community.

For additional information contact talipan@anderson.edu or call (765) 641-4322. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

About the Department of Art+Design
The Department of Art+Design at Anderson University offers majors in the areas of fine arts studio, visual communications design, and visual arts education. Students gain experience through intensive studio practice, professional internships, and by working closely with faculty of professional artists and designers.

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