“Il clown conduce il gioco, invece di subirlo. Il clown è la saggezza o la pazzia, la sua parodia: è pieno di un’ironia terribile e di un riso eterno. Il clown dei clowns è il teschio”. Georges Rouault. Dedicato a tutti i domatori di spettri. #cirquedusoleil @cirquedusoleil
Feeling like the universe is out to get you sometimes (or life as usual?) but occasionally the stars align. My decluttering efforts are showing progress. Out of the blue, I get a text this morning from a friend who I’d given an art book with prints by Modigliani. Not in good condition AT ALL but she could see past it. (more on that later) I had other books (first slide) by Picasso, Manet, etc. My friend asked if I’d gotten rid of them yet? No, but they would have been gone by next week.
I love passing stuff on. ☺️ Thanks @chelsretz for seeing beyond the surface ❤️#repurpose#recycle#reuse .
The rest of the story below if you care to read. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Working with the public, one forms strong friendships just by regular interaction. One of my favorites was a guy named Phil. He was about 80 and from Belgium 🇧🇪. He’d lived in France and traveled a lot. When I told him I was going to Paris, he brought me a walking tour specific to Montparnasse, the area we stayed. Not made for me but typed up and photocopied for anyone with an interest-Phil was that kind of guy. Anyway, when I left the bank, he brought me these books. Discolored and smelling of mildew, I understood these meant something to him and he wanted me to have them. In spite of their condition, I was honored he gave them to me. I enjoyed them but now it’s time to pass them on. Thanks Phil. ❤️
"will you accept real love
sealed with a holy kiss
I love you
will you be my witness?" from my new book:
Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
painting by surrealist: Rouault
Georges Rouault - Route, peupliers, et soleil couchant (1949)
Huile sur toile, 75 × 107 cm
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
« Rouault occupe une place singulière parmi les artistes du XX ième siècle. Contemporain du Cubisme, de l'Expressionnisme et du Fauvisme il n'a jamais revendiqué l'appartenance à l'un de ces mouvements. Souvent catalogué "peintre religieux" il est avant tout indépendant. Ce n'est pas dans un système abstrait qu'il trouve son inspiration, mais dans la réalité la plus immédiate comme dans la spiritualité la plus élevée. Il est de ceux qui n'ont pas besoin de sujets religieux pour que leurs œuvres soient empreintes d'un caractère sacré. Les dernières années de sa carrière se caractérisent par une explosion des couleurs et une véritable ivresse de la matière, cette ultime période est la plus éclatante de son œuvre et son couronnement. Tel un alchimiste, Rouault a poursuivi dans le secret de son atelier ses expériences et ses recherches reprenant sans cesse ses toiles pour les transformer et les mener à maturation. La poursuite permanente d’un savoir faire pictural et l’expression, quelquefois douloureuse, d’une sensibilité écartelée entre rêve et réalité sont les deux poumons qui donnèrent vie et respiration à son art. La peinture fut pour lui une confession ardente. »
(Source: Fondation Georges Rouault)
Be sure to check out the Humanities Center “Responding to Rouault” in our Gallery before it is gone on December 15, 2017 🎨
Students from the English Dept.'s Halina Duraj and Brad Melekian's creative writing courses wrote responses to these Rouault selections. 🎨 #usd#universityofsandiego#rouault#Repost @usdhumanities #CreativeWriting#USDEnglish
Responding to Rouault exhibit reception on Dec 4, 2017.➡️
Students enrolled in this fall's creative writing courses taught by the English Dept's Halina Duraj and Brad Melekian were given a chance to respond to Rouault's monumental representations about war, grief, and spirit. Their responses reflect the profundity of the images and hold out the promise of new insights into this much-admired print cycle.
The exhibit, from Georges Rouault's landmark print series, Miserere, is on display through Dec 15, 2017, in Serra 200.
#Rouault#RespondingToRouault#USDEnglish @usdgalleries @usdhumanities @usd_daaah
Today is the day! Don't miss it - Humanities Galleries, Serra Hall 5-7pm see USD Torero Mary Berset's interpretation of Georges Rouault's plate 58 from Miserere. Did you know Rouault said "My only objective is to paint Christ so moving that those who see him will be converted." #rouault#usd#prints#usdtoreros#universityofsandiego#usdbullpit
Want to see great art? Come to a reception Monday, Dec 4th 5-7pm at the Humanities Center Gallery at Serra Hall and also see USD Torero Teddy Castro's interpretation of Chantez Matines, le jour renait. Sing Matins, a new day is born. Etching, engraving, aquatint, Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1928). Plate 29 from Miserere (1922-27). #print#rouault#printmaking#usdgalleries#usdtoreros#prints#Repost @usdgalleries
TONIGHT | 12.4.17 | 5-7 pm | Serra 200 (Humanities Center)⠀
Join us for the exhibition reception for Responding to Rouault: USD Student Selections from the Hoehn Gift. Thanks to the generosity of Karen and Robert Hoehn, USD has been home to a complete set of Georges Rouault’s landmark print series, Miserere (1922-27), since 2001. While these 58 etchings have been shown on campus on numerous occasions since their donation, never before have undergraduates been solely responsible for their interpretation. This fall, students enrolled in creative writing courses taught by Halina Duraj and Brad Melekian were given a chance to respond to Rouault’s monumental representations about war, grief, and spirit. Their responses reflect the profundity of the images and hold out the promise of new insights into this much-admired print cycle.⠀
The exhibition is on view November 16 – December 15, 2017 during normal gallery hours, Monday - Friday: noon - 5:00pm. #usd#universityofsandiego#rouault
Want to see great art?Come to a reception Monday, Dec 4th 5-7pm at the Humanities Center Gallery at Serra Hall and also see USD Torero Teddy Castro's interpretation of Chantez Matines, le jour renait. Sing Matins, a new day is born. Etching, engraving, aquatint, Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1928). Plate 29 from Miserere (1922-27). #print#rouault#printmaking#usdgalleries#usdtoreros#prints
USD is home to a complete set of Georges Rouault's landmark print series Miserere (1922-27). Here is "Miserere mei…Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam”. Plate 1 from Miserere. On exhibition now @ The Humanities Center Gallery in Serra Hall with a write up by creative writing student Larissa Rogers. #rouault#prints#usdgalleries#printmaking
Creative writing students from Halina Duraj's and Brad Melekian's classes have written responses that are part of the #Rouault exhibit! 🙌
Reception on Monday; exhibit open thru Dec 15. Humanities Center Gallery, Serra 200.
#CreativeWriting @usdgalleries @usdhumanities @usdcas #USDEnglish