Exhibition Talk: Edna Southard–Georges Rouault in the Context of Art and War
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6 PM
Envisioning Outrage: Georges Rouault in the Context of Art and War
Dr. Edna Southard, Emerita Curator of Collections & Assistant Professor, Miami University
How do visual artists react to suffering and destruction? The Parisian artist Georges Rouault responded to World War I with a large series of prints that is a dark vision as well as a pious plea for mercy and hope, but he was not alone. The context of the art and religious thought gives us a window to understanding the visual language that artists use to express their outrage at human suffering.
This talk is in conjunction with the current Miami University Art Museum exhibition–Miserere: Rouault’s Plea for Mercy on view and online Jan. 25-Jun 11, 2021.
Learn more about this exhibition online at www.MiamiOH.edu/ArtMuseum.
Image caption: Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958) Pl 1: Miserere mei Deus Secundum Magnam Misericordiam Tuam (Have Mercy on Me, O God, According to Thy Loving-Kindness) – Psalm 51:1, 1923, printed 1948 Etching and aquatint from copper plates on paper Gift of William Murstein in memory of his brothers, Myron Murstein and Ormond Murstein 1965.PR.2.7
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Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00pmVirtual Event