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Take an exhibit tour: Farandole - An Elegy in Art and Poetry

Thursday, May 01, 2014,

  • Location: Fine Arts Gallery (Cohen Memorial Hall)

Free and Open to the Public

Location: Cohen Memorial Hall (Google map of this location Click Here)

Presented as a companion exhibition to History’s Shadow: German Art and the Formulation of Identity, Farandole brings together two European cultural figures of the latter part of the twentieth century, artist Hans Hartung (1904–1989) and novelist and poet, Jean Proal (1904–1969). Published in 1972 as a portfolio of lithographs by Hartung with an accompanying poem by Proal, Farandole plays a set of aggressive abstract images against a poem with equal amounts of force and presence. Farandole, the title of Proal’s poem and the collaboration itself, is taken from the name of an open-chain community dance popular in Provence, France.

Farandole—An Elegy in Art and Poetry is organized by the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery and curated by Joseph S. Mella, director.