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Rouault painting

Georges Rouault in the Context of Art and War

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
6:00 pm

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

Dr. Edna Southard
Dr. Edna Southard
Emerita Curator of Collections & Assistant Professor, Miami University