Henri Rousseau : Dreams of the Jungle

Henri Rousseau : Dreams of the Jungle
Author: Werner Schmalenbach
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Publisher: PRESTEL
Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 95
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Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
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Rousseau's series of jungle paintings was and still continues to be the subject of controversy. This book answers many of the questions surrounding Rousseau's importance as an artist and examines his paintings in a wider art-historical context. As a self-taught artist who started painting at the age of 40 and worked in an unorthodox, naive style, Rousseau had to struggle to overcome the derision of his contemporaries. That Rousseau succeeded in silencing his critics, winning wide admiration, including that of Picasso, the Surrealists and Wasily Kandinsky, owes much to the jungle paintings.

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Werner Schmalenbach Biography

Werner Schmalenbach, geboren 1920 in Göttingen, 1955 - 1962 Direktor der Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover und 1962 - 1990 Direktor der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. Initiator zahlreicher Ausstellungen zur internationalen Gegenwartskunst. Mitarbeit an der documenta II und III in Kassel sowie mehrmalige Tätigkeit als Kommissar an der Biennale Sao Paulo. Zahlreiche Publikationen zum Film, zur Kunst der Moderne sowie der Kunst Afrikas. Werner Schmalenbach verstarb im Jahr 2010. ... Read full biography

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ISBN13: 9783791324098
ISBN10: 3791324098
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Edition: New edition
Edition Statement: New edition
Illustrations: 67 colour plates, 15 b&w plates
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Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 95
Book Weight: 315
Book Dimensions: 165x240x13
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Publication date: Oct. 1, 2000
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Publication City/Country: Munich, Germany

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