Interpreting Henri Rousseau

Interpreting Henri Rousseau

by Nancy Ireson
     
 

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) is at once one of the most popular and most enigmatic of artists. "Interpreting" his work was no less difficult for his contemporaries than it is for us today. Different accounts of his life and art make him out to be either the starting point for modernism or a naive, "primitive" artist, cut off from the world around him. What was it about… See more details below

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Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) is at once one of the most popular and most enigmatic of artists. "Interpreting" his work was no less difficult for his contemporaries than it is for us today. Different accounts of his life and art make him out to be either the starting point for modernism or a naive, "primitive" artist, cut off from the world around him. What was it about his paintings that fascinated contemporaries like Picasso and the Surrealists? And what was it about his personality and social status that meant he never became part of the avant-garde?

Revealing some of the truths behind the myths, Interpreting Henri Rousseau is richly illustrated throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854376152
Publisher:
Tate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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