Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Henri Rousseau

Many of you have probably seen the works by Henri Rousseau at the Guggenheim.  His stuff really stood out to me last time I was there. (erg like 8 months ago).
I have been cleaning out my apartment and rummaging through all my little papers and trinkets.
I meant to put this guy up on the blog back then, but time gets away from me.
Love that he painted so many jungle scenes but in actuality had never even left France.
Also interesting is that he worked at a toll booth and retired to be a full time artist at the age of 49.
Really love his paintings.
Read more or learn about Henri Rousseau here.