Category Archives: Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau and the Wild Beasts

Henri Rousseau, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope Rousseau’s main, and pretty much only, source of exposure for his work was the annual Salon des Independants from the years 1886 to 1910. But from 1905 to 1907 he … Continue reading

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Henri Rousseau’s palette / Monet / Impressionist palettes

I ran across a description of Rousseau’s palette while rereading parts of Roger Shattuck’s marvelous book on the Belle Epoque, The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France 1885 to World War I. It’s contained in a footnote: … Continue reading

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Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau, The Dream, oil on canvas, 6′ 8.5″ x 9′ 9.5″, The Museum of Modern Art “A small life. But a great artist. How can, or how should we understand this? It remains a puzzle. Of course, the emergence … Continue reading

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