Rousseau

Rousseau
Author: Cornelia Stabenow
Rating: 4.09
Bestsellers Rate: 232217
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 96
Hours of reading: 1.6 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 14,12 €

About the book

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a clerk in the Paris customs service who dreamed of becoming a famous artist. At the age 49, he decided to give it a try. At first, Rousseau's bright, bold paintings of jungles and exotic flora and fauna were dismissed as childish and simplistic, but his unique and tenacious style soon won acclaim. After 1886, he exhibited regularly at Paris's prestigious Salon des Independants, and in 1908 he received a legendary banquet of honor, hosted by Picasso. Although best known for his tropical scenes, Rousseau, in fact, never left France, relying on books and magazines for inspiration, as well as trips to natural history museums and anecdotes from returning military acquaintances. Working in oil on canvas, he tended toward a vibrant palette, vivid rendering, as well as a certain lush, languid sensuality as seen in the nude in the jungle composition The Dream. Today, "Rousseau's myth" is well established in art history, garnering comparison with such other post-Impressionist masters as Cezanne, Matisse, and Gauguin. In this dependable TASCHEN introduction, we explore the makings of this late-blooming artist and his legacy as an unlikely hero of modernism. "Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see." - Henri Rousseau

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Cornelia Stabenow Biography

Cornelia Stabenow was born in Bamberg and wrote her doctoral thesis on Rousseau's jungle pictures. She worked as an Art Historian from 1982 until her death in 1990. ... Read full biography

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Publisher: Taschen GmbH
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9783836570763
ISBN10: 3836570769
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 96
Book Weight: 566.99
Book Dimensions: 210x260x12.7
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Publication date: Oct. 29, 2020
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Publication City/Country: Cologne, Germany

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