Henri Rousseau, The Pink Candle

Henri Rousseau

I really dig this The Pink Candle painting by Henri Rousseau. It was done in the 20th century, but it looks way more contemporary.

Henri Rousseau was ridiculed during much of his lifetime for painting in what was thought to be a basic or untrained manner; which was weird because he actually could draw pretty lifelike images. AND he was self-taught, which was frowned upon. [they were just jelly]. It took recognition from Picasso and Matisse, both younger artists, for people to recognize his genius.

His best-known work depicts imaginary jungle scenes inspired by illustrated books and the botanical gardens in Paris, but he also painted smaller scenes of the city and its suburbs. His most famous painting is La Bohémienne endormie (1897).

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