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Henri Rousseau

View of the Quai d' Asnières, 1900

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About the Artwork

Henri Rousseau became the unlikely hero of the Parisian avant-garde for his "naïve" style and enigmatic themes. Here he takes a seemingly ordinary subject—a fashionably dressed woman out for a stroll—and makes it strange. The figure is dwarfed by oversize plants and fantastic purple flowers, while oranges almost twice the size of her head dangle above. She is clearly out of her element: this is underlined by the lack of a clear path on which she might continue. The vaguely surprised woman recalls the startled animals in the artist's jungle pictures, including Monkeys and Parrot in the Virgin Forest.

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This exclusive Barnes Foundation Custom Print Shop is your exclusive source for reproductions authorized and available for purchase directly from the Foundation. All items that are offered are produced using gallery quality materials and the color is managed in a manner that produces a reproduction as true to the original as technology will allow.


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