Schnormeier Gallery to Host the Work of Georges Rouault
August 19, 2015 -9:21 AM
VERNON, Ohio--MVNU's Schnormeier Gallery will host the work of Georges
Rouault in an exhibition entitled "Seeing Christ in the Darkness." The
exhibition will be on display from Aug. 20 through Nov. 6, 2015. The
opening reception will take place on Friday, Sept. 4, from 6-9 p.m. This
event and the exhibition in the gallery are free and open to the
Georges Rouault (1871 - 1958) is an exception among
modern artists. Deeply religious, his works resist traditional
depictions of Christian themes, instead emphasizing the suffering and
anguish he observed in the impoverished neighborhoods of his native
Paris. The graphic works displayed in this exhibition, completed at the
height of his artistic abilities, reveal how deeply Rouault identified
with human suffering and how he saw within this darkness a hope for
This exhibition will focus on Rouault's work as a
printmaker. It was within his graphic work that his religious vision
took shape. The majority of the works in this exhibition are from his
Miserere series. Begun during World War I and finished by 1927, the
images were first drawn in India ink and later reproduced as engravings.
The plates were refined over the course of years, being finally
published in a limited edition in 1948. Also included in this exhibition
are works from his Passion series, published in 1939.
For more information, visit bowdencollections.com/Rouault/rouault.html.
show includes eighteen pieces from the Miserere series, five from
Fleurs du Mal I, several colored pieces from The Passion and Fleurs du
Mal III, along with two signed works and several other prints.
Schnormeier Gallery is located at 221 S. Main St. in Mount Vernon,
Ohio. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call
740-397-9000, ext. 3040.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a
private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for
traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a
327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient
Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU
emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to
community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than
2,200 students from 29 states and 12 countries/U.S. territories.
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