Henri Rousseau, 1910 - Tropical Forest with Monkeys - fine art print

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General description from the museum's website (© - National Gallery of Art - www.nga.gov)

Born in 1844 to a working-class family in Laval, France, Henri Rousseau worked briefly for a lawyer and served a stint in the military before taking a position at a French customs post in 1868; the nickname "Le Douanier" (the customs inspector) remained with him even after his retirement in 1893.

Very poor, Rousseau was a self-taught painter who harbored dreams of official approval. Although he never achieved recognition from the French academy, he was embraced by early 20th-century avant-garde artists, including Picasso and the surrealists, for his departures from conventional style, which included broad, flat planes of color, stylized line, and fantastic landscapes. While he painted exotic locales, Rousseau never left France; his jungles are the dreams of a city dweller, constructed from visits to the botanical gardens, the Paris zoo, and colonial expositions, and culled from prints and reproductions.

Tropical Forest with Monkeys was painted during the last months of Rousseau's life. It shows one of his signature exotic landscapes, lush, tropical, and virgin. Many of the animals in Rousseau's images have human faces or attributes. The central monkeys in this painting hold green sticks from which strings appear to dangle, suggesting fishing poles and human leisure activities, thereby emphasizing the quasi-human experience of the animals. In this sense Rousseau's anthropomorphized primates can be seen not as true wild beasts, but rather as representing an escape from the "jungle" of Paris and the everyday grind of civilized life. In an age of colonial expansion and large-scale expeditions, the popular press was full of images of westerners at ease in the jungle. Rousseau, for example, kept in his studio the Bêtes sauvages album published by the department store Galeries Lafayette.

One of the most striking aspects of Rousseau's style is the flattening of his subjects. Whether he was echoing his impressionist contemporaries, who were concerned with surface, or simply following his own vision, the artist's jungle paintings lack solidity, as if they were representations of theatrical décor, the gigantic leaves and petals minimally contoured so as to create the effect of overlapping cutouts. Moreover, his creatures seem deliberately subdued by a deadpan treatment that identifies each more as outline than as a tactile form.

As his career progressed, Rousseau increasingly associated with the avant-garde, and in 1905 he exhibited alongside the Fauves at the Salon d'Automne. Gradually his reputation grew, and sales of his work had increased considerably by 1910, when he fell victim to an infection and died. His funeral was attended by Paul Signac and Guillaume Apollinaire composed a whimsical poem that Constantin Brancusi chiseled into the tombstone, thereby situating Rousseau an unwitting godfather of modernism.

Background information on this over 110 years old work of art

In the year 1910 Henri Rousseau painted the painting named "Tropical Forest with Monkeys". The 110 year old masterpiece had the size: 129,5 x 162,5 cm (51 x 64 in) and was produced with the technique of oil on canvas. Nowadays, this artpiece can be viewed in in the National Gallery of Art's collection, which is located in Washington D.C., United States of America. With courtesy of - National Gallery of Art, Washington (license: public domain).Furthermore, the work of art has the following creditline: . Besides, the alignment is in landscape format with a ratio of 1.2 : 1, meaning that the length is 20% longer than the width. The painter Henri Rousseau was a European artist from France, whose style was primarily Naive Art Primitivism. The Primitivist painter lived for 66 years, born in 1844 in Laval, Pays de la Loire, France and passed away in the year 1910 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

Artpiece specs

Title of the artpiece: "Tropical Forest with Monkeys"
Categorization: painting
General term: modern art
Century: 20th century
Created in the year: 1910
Artwork age: 110 years old
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Size of the original artpiece: 129,5 x 162,5 cm (51 x 64 in)
Museum / location: National Gallery of Art
Museum location: Washington D.C., United States of America
Website: National Gallery of Art
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

About this product

Product classification: art print
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: digital printing (UV direct print)
Origin of the product: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: on demand
Intended product use: home design, art collection (reproductions)
Alignment: landscape format
Image ratio: 1.2 : 1 (length : width)
Implication: the length is 20% longer than the width
Available reproduction materials: metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium print size options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Frame: please consider that this art print does not have a frame

About the artist

Artist: Henri Rousseau
Other artist names: Rousseau Henri-Julien-Félix, Rousseau Henry Julien Felix, Le Douanier, rousseau h., Henri Julien Félix Rousseau, Rousseau Le Douanier, Rousseau Henri Julien, Douanier Rousseau, Douanier Rousseau, Douanier, Customs Officer, רוסו אנרי, h. rousseau, Rousseau Henri Julien Felix, Rousseau Henri, Rousseau, Henri Rousseau, Rousseau Douanier
Gender: male
Nationality: French
Professions of the artist: painter
Home country: France
Classification of the artist: modern artist
Styles: Naive Art Primitivism
Age at death: 66 years
Born in the year: 1844
Born in (place): Laval, Pays de la Loire, France
Died in the year: 1910
Deceased in (place): Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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