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Monday, August 15, 2011

Rousseau, Henri


Eclaireur attaqué par un tigre
(Scout Attacked by a Tiger)
1904
Oil on canvas
120.5 x 162 cm (47 3/8 x 63 3/4 in)
The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania
http://www.barnesfoundation.org/

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".