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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Henri Rousseau (1844)

Rousseau was an entirely self-taught French painter. He held a minor post as a tax collector in Paris for more than 20 years before retiring to paint at the age of 49. His work remained consistently naive and imaginative and was often ridiculed. It was only after his death that Rousseau gained recognition as an artistic genius. Though he never left France or saw a jungle, he is best known for his paintings of lush, tropical scenes and wild animals. What was his inspiration for the exotic scenes? More...
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:41:24 PM
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Marc Chagall, like Henri Rousseau, painted in an unusual and unorthodox way. I can't understand why Henri Rousseau and his paintings were ridiculed while Marc Chagall's were taken seriously. Both artist were very original in a fanciful way. I think they were both great artist and I have always very much liked both of their art work. I have art book of all of Rousseau's paintings. Another similar artist was Freda Kahlo.
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