How do visual artists react to suffering and destruction? The Parisian artist Georges Rouault responded to World War I with a large series of prints that is a dark vision as well as a pious plea for mercy and hope, but he was not alone. The context of the art and religious thought gives us a window to understanding the visual language that artists use to express their outrage at human suffering.
This talk is in conjunction with the current Miami University Art Museum exhibition–Miserere: Rouault’s Plea for Mercy on view and online Jan. 25-Jun 11, 2021.
Learn more about this exhibition online at www.MiamiOH.edu/ArtMuseum.