Coverbild Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau
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Edited by: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
Texts by: Franz Hohler, Christopher Green, Dr. Philippe Büttner, Daniel Kramer, Simone Küng, Nancy Ireson
Graphic Design: Heinz Hiltbrunner. Berlin
February 2010 , 120 Pages
317mm x 282mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2536-1
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It is not only due to his spectacular jungle paintings that Henri Rousseau (1844–1910), known as “Le Douanier” (the customs officer), ranks among the most popular artists of early modernity. This book commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the artist’s death. With over eighty color illustrations of forty major works, the publication presents the essence of Rousseau’s art of depiction. At its core is his fascination with the contradictory qualities of the tamed Western world and untamed, increasingly imaginary nature. Encounters with his works that have never before been presented make it possible to see Rousseau in an entirely new light. Going beyond the cliché of the “great naïve painter,” we discover a unique artist who opened up entirely new possibilities for modernity. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2537-8) Exhibition schedule: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, February 7–May 9, 2010 | Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, May 25, 2010–September 12, 2010
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