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April 8, 2014 6:25 AM   Subscribe

Henri Julien Felix Rousseau - the complete works
posted by Think_Long (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

So gorgeous, I adore his cardboard-cutout scenery. It's weird, it's when he gets ambitious and starts adding shadows and perspectives that I think his work looks more Naive. His stylized toy-theatre jungles somehow seem more real to me.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:06 AM on April 8

I had a closeup of a Rousseau lion as my phone's home screen for quite a while. My cat gets the exact same expression on his face when there's something interesting he wants to chase or eat.
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:03 AM on April 8

Paintings by Rousseau at Wikicommons.
posted by stbalbach at 8:10 AM on April 8

Rousseau has long been one of my favorite artists, for his rich, proto-surrealist dreamscapes. Has anyone else heard of the rumor that he went to art school and was affecting the naivete? Either way, mad respect.
posted by Mooseli at 8:55 AM on April 8

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