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George Rouault, "Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist"

George Rouault, "Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist"

  • Date: August 21st, 2017 - December 12th, 2017
  • Every day
  • Location: High Center Galleries, Upper Level
  • Cost: Free and open to the public

Georges Rouault Prints from the Bowden Collection

“Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist”
August 21-December 14
High Center, High Center Galleries (upper and lower)

Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious. But though he was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was anything but Christian in the traditional sense. Too much of it seemed overly gloomy and depressing.  Indeed for most of his life the Church resisted the darkness of his work—not until the end of his life did he receive a church commission.  But the graphic art in this exhibition, done at the height of the artist’s powers, shows how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings and, indeed, saw within this darkness the salvation that Christ brought.

Rouault