Hoehn Family Galleries

 

Gustave Baumann progressive proofs

 

 

Press / Process: The Art of Prints

On View:

22 February – 17 May 2019
Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries

For centuries artists ranging from Rembrandt to Rauschenberg have made original prints to communicate ideas, respond to current events, experiment with new techniques, and produce bold creative statements. Drawing on USD’s rapidly growing print collection, Press / Process: The Art of Prints will explore the history, materials, and methods of printmaking, treating the process as a “way of thinking” as well as a way of making.

 

Georges Rouault: Les Fleurs du Mal

22 February – 17 May 2019
Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries

Georges Rouault’s (French, 1871-1958) provocative prints and paintings blurred medieval and modern, sacred and secular. In 1936 he began working on an illustrated edition of Les Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil), the cycle of poems by Charles Baudelaire that caused a scandal when first published in 1857. Featuring notations and instructions by Rouault for his master printer, the portfolio offers rare insight into the process of conceiving and executing an ambitious suite of prints.  

Images at top: Gustave Baumann, Rio Pecos, 1920, tempura and graphite study (left); progressive proof with black and purple (center); final color woodcut print (right)

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: noon – 5:00pm
Thursdays: noon – 6:00pm
Closed university holidays. Admission is free.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019
5:00 – 7:00pm
Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall
Light refreshments and appetizers will be serves. No reservations required. 

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