Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Star)
November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015
The 20th century French artist Georges Rouault is best known for his very colorful works that mimic the technique of stained glass. In addition to his paintings, he produced several important portfolios of prints, including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Star). The theme of the circus had always interested Rouault through its contrast of superficial brightness with the sadness of circus life. The images in this exhibition include color etchings and 19 wood engravings from the collection of the Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY.