Henri Rousseau The Sleeping Gypsy Art Print
Henri Rousseau The Sleeping Gypsy Art Print
Henri Rousseau The Sleeping Gypsy Art Print
Henri Rousseau The Sleeping Gypsy Art Print

Henri Rousseau The Sleeping Gypsy Art Print (CN15748)

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ABOUT THIS PIECE Post Impressionist Painter Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy was made in 1897 and the original painting is in Museum of Modern Art New York. The original size of the work is 129,5 x 200,7 cm (51 x 67 in) and is made of oil on canvas. As a musician, the gypsy in this painting is an artist; as a traveler, she has no clear social place. Lost in the self-absorption that is deep, dreaming sleep, she is dangerously vulnerable - yet the lion is calmed and entranced. The Sleeping Gypsy is formally exacting - its contours precise, its color crystalline, its lines, surfaces, and accents carefully rhymed. Rousseau plays delicately with light on the lion's body. A letter of his describes the painting's subject: "A wandering Negress, a mandolin player, lies with her jar beside her (a vase with drinking water), overcome by fatigue in a deep sleep. A lion chances to pass by, picks up her scent yet does not devour her. There is a moon-light effect, very poetic. The scene is set in a completely arid desert. The gypsy is dressed in oriental costume." A sometime douanier (toll collector) for the city of Paris, Rousseau was a self taught painter, whose work seemed entirely unsophisticated to most of its early viewers. Much in his art, however, found modernist echoes: the flattened shapes and perspectives, the freedom of color and style, the subordination of realistic description to imagination and invention. As a consequence, critics and artists appreciated Rousseau long before the general public did. Henri Rousseau The Sleeping Gypsy was first shown at the 13th Salon des Independants, after which it was bought by a Parisian charcoal merchant, in whose collection it remained until 1924, when it was 'discovered' by the art critic Louis Vauxcelles (1870-1943). Vauxcelles was familiar with Rousseau's work from the 1905 Salon d'Automne when a large Rousseau jungle painting displayed near Matisse's notorious work Woman with a Hat is said to have prompted the critic to christen Matisse's group "Les Fauves" (wild beasts). The Artist: Henri Rousseau (1844 - 1910) was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists.

 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT Art Movement: Post Impressionism The Theme of the Work: Woman Life

 
To create this canvas print, the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade cotton canvas. Our Giclee Museum Quality Prints use inks resistant to fading and allow the tonalities and hues of the Original Painting. An acrylic coating protects the canvas print from dust and moisture. Finished with a suitable colored portion in addition to the size, this canvas print provides an artistic look with depth and texture. art prints on canvas stretched and rolled
POSITION
Horizontal
COLOR
Pastel Colors Mixed Hell