Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre

October 1 – December 23, 2011

From Oct. 1 to Dec. 22, 2011, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre, in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center. Organized by Professor Ann Nicgorski, the exhibition features a range of prints from the series drawn from public collections throughout the region.

Georges Rouault (French, 1871–1958) was a Fauve and Expressionist painter and printmaker who often focused on Christian themes throughout his career. His Miserere et Guerre was a series of prints inspired by the violence of World War I and his compassion for the marginalized and underprivileged.

As a special feature Soo Yun Kang, professor of art history at Chicago State University, will deliver an illustrated lecture entitled Rouault’s Miserere: A Meditation on Suffering and Hope on Thursday, Oct. 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall. Kang holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has written extensively about Rouault. Admission to her lecture is complimentary.

Georges Rouault, And Veronica, with her soft linen, still walks the road..., 1922 (printed 1927)

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