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Henri Douanier Rousseau

47 puzzle(s) | 5849 downloads Henri Douanier Rousseau
Henri Rousseau (called “Douanier Rousseau”) was born at Laval on May 21th 1844.

He was working at Paris customs when Le Louvre allowed him to reproduce some of paintings, which enable him to be independent in the paint learning.

In 1885, he prefers quit to devote himself to his artist life. In a first place, his paintings combine unreal colors with symbolic figures like in Cavalcade of desolation (1894).
Then, Rousseau will take great care to depict urban landscape which will contribute to the birth of “naïve” art: Father Juniet’s cart (1908) and The Volleyball players (1908).

Yet, the most numerous theme in Rousseau‘s work is “jungle”. Indeed, several of his paintings depict exotic and colored scenes like The snake charmer (1907), Virgin forest and the sun set (1907) where design plants bring great freshness to the composition.
Those “jungle” paintings were criticized for their lack of realism and for their naivete. But that does not stop the admiration of avant-garde artists (such as Gauguin or Picasso) and symbolists, which found in him the essence of color and a return to origins.

On the other hand, the notion of perspective that is absent in Rousseau is felt in the representation of portraits where characters are frozen and are almost at the same level than the landscape setting (juxtaposed).

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the tiger
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jardin du Luxembourg
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the war
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See you in the forest
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orange
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the snake charmer
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the capture of the tiger
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Pierre Loti
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Eva
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waterfall
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malakoff
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the mills at atfort
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les représentants des puissances...
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the avenue park of st clo...
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Joseph Rummer
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Gateway Passy
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the wedding
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sun on the Eiffel Tower
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Scout attacked by a tiger
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view of the island of St Louis...
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merry jokers
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Josephine Rousseau
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village near a factory
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view of the island port st...
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boy on a rock
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Woman walking in an exotic...
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the gunners
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the child and the puppet
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the chair factory
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Centennial of Independenc...
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flowers
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The boat in the storm
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Independent artists' soci...
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Eiffel tower
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Fight between a tiger and...
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The flamingoes
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The football players
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Exotic landscape
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The child and the doll
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Père Junier's cart
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Tropical storm
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Dream
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Sleeping Gipsy
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Exotic Woman
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Carnival Evening
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The channel
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Autoportrait
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Impressionist painting