Recollections of Henri Rousseau

Recollections of Henri Rousseau

by Wilhelm Uhde, A. H. Palmer
     
 

Henri Rousseau was the first naïve artist in the history of Western art to be recognized for his true worth. His paintings have now entered popular consciousness to such an extent that it is difficult to imagine how strongly they were resisted at the time. Much of the credit for his transformation is due to the author of these Recollections, dealer and art

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Henri Rousseau was the first naïve artist in the history of Western art to be recognized for his true worth. His paintings have now entered popular consciousness to such an extent that it is difficult to imagine how strongly they were resisted at the time. Much of the credit for his transformation is due to the author of these Recollections, dealer and art historian Wilhelm Uhde. It was Uhde who mounted the first exhibition of Rousseau’s work, and the catalog he wrote for the occasion is the basis of the Recollections. In it, he painted a picture of a man of naiveté, humor, and total commitment to an art of whose importance he was utterly convinced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843680086
Publisher:
Pallas Athene (UK)
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,051,368
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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