Monday, August 15, 2011

Rousseau, Henri

Eclaireur attaqué par un tigre
(Scout Attacked by a Tiger)
Oil on canvas
120.5 x 162 cm (47 3/8 x 63 3/4 in)
The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania

Rousseau, Henri (1844-1910).
French painter, the most celebrated of naïve artists.
His work exerted an "extensive influence ... on several generations of vanguard artists, starting with Picasso and including Jean Hugo, Léger, Beckmann and the Surrealists".