Henri Rousseau was born #OnThisDay in 1844. Did you know he first worked as an inspector at a toll station on the outskirts of Paris? He took seriously to painting after retirement and exhibited from 1886 at the Salon des Indépendants. 'Surprised!' takes us into a dense, tropical jungle, where a tiger is hunting explorers in a storm, which only adds to the drama and movement of this painting. Explore the jungle in Room 43 and be prepared! http://bit.ly/2rzFdqK
Although Henri Rousseau completed more than 25 jungle paintings, he never traveled outside of France. He drew instead on images of the jungle as it was presented through popular literature, colonial expositions, and the Paris Zoo. Rousseau's "The Dream" (1910) is #onview in our 5th floor galleries.
Henri Rousseau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (French: [ɑ̃ʁi ʒyljɛ̃ feliks ʁuso]; May 21, 1844 – September 2, 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or ...
[Valentine] Paul Eluard once said of Rousseau that "he saw was nothing but love and we will always make very eyes."
Be enchanted by his work "The painter and his model".
[Saint Valentin] Paul Éluard a dit un jour du Douanier Rousseau que "ce qu'il voyait n'était qu'amour et nous fera toujours des yeux émerveillés."
Laissez-vous enchanter par son œuvre "Le peintre et son modèle".
Le Douanier Rousseau
Le peintre et son modèle
Huile sur toile
46,5 x 55,5 cm
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Does teaching kill off genius?
The untrained godfather of modern art
The self-taught painter Henri Rousseau was mocked for his clumsy compositions and awkward perspectives – but if he had been trained, modern art as we know it might never have happened.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Did you know it’s National Wildlife Day? This year, National Wildlife Day is specifically honoring the memory of Cecil the Lion. View depictions of lions in the collection: http://met.org/1JBLRgR
Henri Rousseau (le Douanier) (French, 1844–1910) | The Repast of the Lion | ca. 1907
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
French painter Henri Rousseau was born this day in 1844. Learn more about his quirky depiction of modern times, as portrayed in "Artillerymen" ca. 1893–95, on view now in our permanent collection galleries: http://gu.gg/NeUPp
This painting 'Suprised!' is the first of the jungle scenes Henri Rousseau is best known for. He claimed he gained knowledge of the jungle while serving as a regimental bandsman in Mexico, but this seems to be a fiction and his paintings were probably inspired by visits to the botanical gardens in Paris and by prints: http://bit.ly/1GQ0YlZ