was a 19th century French painter who became known for painting 'dream' visions of jungle scenes, although he never visited a jungle or had a painting lesson!
Featuring 89 paintings, sculptures and drawings by French masters including Nicolas Poussin, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Claude Monet and Henri Rousseau
, this exhibition offers an opportunity to sense how the Russians in the 18th and 19th centuries appreciated French culture, as well as to see quintessential French art from that time.
One such story involving Henri Rousseau
, a self-taught French artist, is used in the middle of my painting unit with advanced students.
Conjuring Henri Rousseau
, another self-taught artist, with its tropical vegetation-filled scene rendered in rich reds, blues, oranges, and blacks, the nearly sevenfoot- wide work is both a love letter to Drexler's husband and a declaration of artistic presence.
, Odilon Redon, Maggie Hambling, Georgia O'Keefe, Berthe Morisot, Paula Rego, Gwen John, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney all spring to mind but I think I will always adore John Piper.
The most famous local is artist Henri Rousseau
, known for his bold, childlike canvasses of jungle scenes and wild animals.
Tiger and Stag (1970), for example, clearly nods to both Indian miniatures and Henri Rousseau
, but the image of the animals was in fact taken from the wrapping of a firecracker.
Inspired by French artist, Henri Rousseau
's botanical paintings, the styles included trikinis, bikinis, maillots, wetsuits, kaftans, rompers and jumpsuits.
She said as a child she loved the works of Henri Rousseau
, and was delighted to see them in the Tate after moving to the UK for her husband's job in 2001, and his influence can be seen in the attention to nature and detail in small watercolours such as Green Bird Table and Fish Love, where people care for the animals, and vegetation and colour fill the background.
"The customs house I'm thinking about in my book is in a painting by Henri Rousseau