Henri Rousseau: Dreams of the Jungle

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London, 2000 - Art - 96 pages
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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."--Amazon.

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Contents

The Customs Officer in his Beloved Paris
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Trees Forests
14
The Dream
58
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Schmalenbach established the State Art Collection of North Rhine-Westphalia in Dusseldorf.

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