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Georges Rouault's Miserere and the Art of Response

Event Start DateWednesday, August 25, 2010 – Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Founders Hall
CostCost: Free

An installation from USD’s permanent collection, this exhibition will present the prints of Georges Rouault’s powerful and poignant Miserere series along with a rotating selection of student responses to the prints. Rouault has long been recognized as among the most spiritually committed artists of the twentieth century. Rouault studied with symbolist painter Gustave Moreau and eventually developed a highly individual and personal style of representation, often characterized by an intimate portrayal of the human figure rendered in complex layers of tone and texture. 

A meditation on the human condition, Rouault’s Miserere invites students and members of the university community to reflect on man’s place in the world. The impressive and elaborate design of the prints further inspires responses to the enigmatic use of technique and bold simplicity of the compositions. A selection from Rouault’s series of 58 prints will be presented with a rotating installation of student work in the form of photographs, prints, and texts. These responses will offer a new context in which to see and interpret these vital objects from the university’s collection.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m.; Thursday 12-6 p.m.

Click here to see a sneak peek of the exhibit.

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