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- DescriptionBorn into a family of tradespeople in a small city in France, Henri Rousseau became a customs and excise officer in the customs house in Paris in 1871, a job that earned him the nickname 'the customs officer'. Rousseau was an enthusiastic self-taught artist. Nourished by themes in the popular imagination, Rousseau's painting expresses a vision of reality, populated by iconic figures outlined with hieratic force against flat blocks of saturated colour and fantastic spaces - a vision long branded as naive, ingenuous and uncultivated. This book demonstrates how fully Rousseau il Douanier's masterpieces are part of this archaic trend, and of the world of art in general, from his dream-like exotic landscapes to his still-lifes. They are shown alongside works signed by the likes of Picasso, Gaugain, Frida Kahlo, and Carlo Carra.
- Author BiographyGabriella Belli is a lecturer and art historian, commissioner of the Biennale di Venezia in 1995, director of MART - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, where she has curated more than 60 exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Since 2011 she has been the Director of the Civic Museums of Venice Foundation. Guy Cogeval is an art historian and president of the Musee d'Orsay and the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris.
- Author(s)Gabriella Belli,Guy Cogeval
- Publisher24 ORE Cultura s.r.l
- Date of Publication29/07/2015
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Place of PublicationMilan
- Country of PublicationItaly
- Imprint24 ORE Cultura s.r.l
- Content Note147 colour, 26 b&w
- Weight2214 g
- Width280 mm
- Height310 mm
- Spine22 mm
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