Etchings by Georges Rouault at USD

U-T San Diego -- Speaking with intense somberness, Derrick Cartwright describes the renowned “Miserere” series as a “monumental” group of 58 etchings the French artist Georges Rouault created in response to the unspeakable horrors of World War I.

Cartwright, director of University of San Diego Galleries and an art history professor, considers this unfinished, yet deeply moving body of work as one of the most important expressions of 20th-century printmaking.

The Christian subject matter is clear, but Cartwright insists the series also expresses universal themes.

Somewhat reluctantly, he agreed to focus on just one of the etchings for U-T San Diego’s “Masterpieces” series because art experts agree the series should be experienced in its entirety. (Full Story