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      Georges Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Stars in Salt Lake City

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      February 3, 2012 - May 13, 2012

       

      Central Campus Drive
      Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

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      Georges Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Stars

      Location:
      Utah Museum of Fine Arts - (view map)

      Contact:
      info@art.utah.edu - Art & Art History
      801-581-7332

      Description:
      Artist Georges Rouault was fascinated by the circus, a world where superficial brightness was underscored by overwhelming sadness. The images in his portfolio of etchings, Cirque de l'Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Star), demonstrate Rouault's attempt to strip away the "spangles" of the clown's costume and reveal the "reflection of paradise lost." On loan to the UMFA from the Syracuse University Art Galleries, this exhibition comprises color etchings that introduce the portfolio and wood engravings illustrating Rouault's text. Begun in 1926 and published in 1938, the portfolio was the product of Rouault's collaboration with Parisian publisher and art dealer Ambrose Vollard. Their partnership proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking.

      The exhibition will be accompanied by a fun-filled family guide.

      Categories: Education | University & Alumni

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