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Humanity Redeemed: The Theological Vision of Georges Rouault

September 23 - September 24

Georges Rouault (1871–1958) was unique among French modernist artists due to his Christian commitment and its influence on his work. The theological vision unveiled through his art is honest and complex, one that reflects the changing climate and tumultuous events of the early twentieth century. In doing so, Rouault showed the possibility of salvation and hope within the inexplicable suffering and mundane realities of human life. His close friend Jacques Maritain identified this as “the art of humanity redeemed.”

This symposium will gather teachers, pastors, artists, ministry leaders, and others to reflect on the theological vision of Georges Rouault and his ongoing impact. Prominent scholars and practitioners with expertise in theology, art history, philosophy, therapy, and community leadership will be offering papers and leading the discussion. One of the speakers, Philippe Rouault, is the great grandson of Georges Rouault and will be providing a personal introduction to his life, work, and family. In addition, several artists will present new work inspired by Rouault, which will both enrich our experience together and show the ongoing generativity of Rouault’s vision and style.

REGISTER BY JULY 23 FOR EARLY BIRD RATES

Details

Start:
September 23
End:
September 24
Event Category:
gordonconwell.edu/event/rouault-symposium

Venue

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
14542 Choate Circle
Charlotte, 28273 United States
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Phone:
(704) 527-9909
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