RousseauHardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.30 lb, 96 pages20Availability: Coming soon
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Henri Rousseau’s dreamlike jungles
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 Cézanne, 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.
Cornelia Stabenow was born in Bamberg, Germany, and wrote her doctoral thesis on Rousseau’s jungle pictures. She worked as an art historian from 1982 until her passing in 1990.
RousseauHardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 0.59 kg, 96 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4598-3Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-7076-3Edition: English