Southeastern's fall series ‘Let's Talk: Art’ continues Oct. 18

Friday, October 6, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The second lecture of the free fall series “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Visual Art + Design, the Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC), and Friends of Sims Memorial Library, is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m.
     The presentation will be held at the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery on campus.
Brianna Reeves, art history concentration student, will present “Jean Dubuffet’s Return to Humanity in the Context of World War II.”         
     “In 1940s Paris during the German occupation, the French modern artist Jean Dubuffet created an art style known as Art Brut, in which he demanded a return to humanity. Inspired by the art of children and the insane, Dubuffet renounced traditional academic painting in the face of an ‘anti-rational’ world,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “This talk is an evaluation of this seminal work and a discussion of its relevance today.”
     For more information, contact Johnson at (985) 549-3962.

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