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Luxembourg Gardens. Monument to Chopin by Henri Rousseau

Did you know that the self-taught artist Henri Rousseau never left France and thus never saw a real jungle? No, neither did I.

‘For many years derided as a wacky amateur, Rousseau made his debut at the Salon des Indépendants with his work Carnival Evening (1886), a surprising start to his future career as an artist.’ ArtLark

La muse inspirant le poète

La muse inspirant le poète

‘Rousseau will never be remembered for exceptional talent or skill, yet his wild imagination gave birth to wonderfully individual images which can instantly be associated with his name – a name which he signed with large, awkward letters at the corner of each painting.’ ArtLark

La Charmeuse de serpents

La Charmeuse de serpents

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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