Certigny, Le douanier Rousseau en son temps: biographie et catalogue raisonné, Tokyo, 1984, vol. It is an oil-on-canvas painting depicting a tiger illuminated by lightning flash, ready to pounce on his prey. Large long—stemmed flowers—seven in full bloom and four with closed petals—surround the couch. However, his faith in his own abilities never wavered. Narrator 1: To hear the Collection Tour audio on this work, press 5—3—0. Given a small pension, Rousseau settled in humble quarters and devoted himself to painting.
John Hay Whitney, New York acquired from the above, 12 December 1949. Intentional oddities of perspective and scale lend the painting an element of whimsy that checks the geometric regularity of the composition: front and side views of the houses are freely combined, for instance, and the tiny figures in the foreground including one in the very center who observes the scene, a stand-in for Rousseau the flâneur are dwarfed by the receding townscape. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie. In 1891, Tiger in a Tropical Storm Surprised! He had an unhappy love affair in his last months. He died at the age of 66 from a leg infection. There were rumors that he had an expedition to Mexico when he was in the army, and this was where he experienced jungles.
Bihalji-Merin, Henri Rousseau: Leben und Werk, Cologne, 1976, no. Basler, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1927 illustrated, pl. Just below the flute player are a wide—eyed lioness and lion peeking out from the low—lying plants. When he was 49 years old he retired from this job and devoted the rest of his life to painting. He was self-taught and worked on Naïve art. Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Henri Rousseau dit 'le Douanier', 1961, no.
Because of this, it took ten years before Henri Rousseau followed up on more jungle depictions. Henry Certigny has proposed that the present canvas may have been exhibited at the 1896 Salon des Indépendants as Vue du canal de Charenton, soleil couchant op. His works are infused with fantasy of a naively charming character. Grey, Action, May 1921, no. Although Rousseau's greatest wish was to paint in an academic style, and he believed that the pictures he painted were absolutely real and convincing, the art world loved his intense stylization, direct vision, and fantastical images. At school, his grades in some subjects were not remarkable.
In the 1998 animated film, Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot, the visual style was partially inspired by Rousseau — evident in the jungle vegetation. Rousseau was born at Laval and first worked as an inspector at a toll station on the outskirts of Paris 1871-85. The Dream, 1910 Henri Julien Rousseau 1844—1910 was a painter. It is made up of flat overlapping shapes like a dense collage, creating a sense of shallow space. He enjoyed music and played the clarinet. Narrator 2: This large painting depicts a lush jungle with a diverse array of trees, tropical plants and wild animals. His wonderfully stripy garments, his peculiar mask of a face, the uncertainty as to whether he is seated on the peaks or standing above them, all comes across with a sort of dreamlike force.
Scorned at during his life, he came out as a self-educated genius; his works acclaimed to have a prominent artistic quality. Though many ridiculed him, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, Georges Seurat, Camille Pissarro, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec admired his work. Don't confuse him with Jean Jacques Rousseau, the composer. Fagus, La revue blanche, 15 April 1902. Rousseau left the army in 1866, worked for a while as a clerk in a lawyer's office, and married in 1869.
He worked hard to gain conventional appreciation. Painted in 1910 by the French artist Henri Rousseau, 1844—1910. With the Naïve art Henri Rosseau did, the first flow of criticism was not very favorable. Working as a toll collector on the outskirts of Paris, he taught himself to paint at home from observation and memory. In the end he was a rather lonely man. A variety of broad—leafed vegetation runs along the bottom of the canvas, framing this scene. The rocks seem to be like a series of mountain peaks and the child effortlessly dwarves them.
In 1886 Rousseau exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Indépendants, where he showed fairly regularly until his death. Starting 1886, he regularly conducted exhibits at the Salon des Indépendants. Some critics ridiculed him for his style, but he came to be recognized as a self-taught. Fight Between a Tiger and a Buffalo detail He enjoyed going to the botanical garden in Paris and looking at the plants and the zoo animals. Apollinaire, Les soirées de Paris, 15 January 1914, p. Portrait of a primitive: the art of Henri Rousseau, New York: Dutton, 1978.
His character was extraordinarily ingenuous and he suffered much ridicule although he sometimes interpreted sarcastic remarks literally and took them as praise as well as enduring great poverty. For Rousseau and his times see Roger Shattuck, The Banquet Years: The Arts in France, 1885-1918 1958; rev. Her long waist—length brown hair falls in two loose braids over her right shoulder, covering her right breast, while her left breast is exposed. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the army, where he played the saxophone in an infantry band. When his father died, he moved in 1868 to Paris to help his mother by working as a government employee. Uhde, Cinq maîtres primitifs, Paris, 1949, p. About her grows lush foliage in which fierce animals, surprisingly tame, lurk.
Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Henri Rousseau, September 1984-June 1985, p. London, The Tate Gallery, The John Hay Whitney Collection, December 1960-January 1961, no. His work entitled The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope was exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants where it was placed side by side with works by Derain and Matisse. Cooper, unpublished Catalogue Raisonné on Rousseau, 1938, no. In 1884 he had begun to copy in the Louvre. Some people thought this was a strange way to begin a portrait. Henri Julien Felix Rousseau May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910 Henri Julien Felix Rousseau May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910 was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner.