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Henri Rousseau

(1844-1910) French

The Sleeping Gypsy c.1897

one of the greatest paintings of all time




Rousseau's landscapes have directness, originality, and lofty simplicity. They are remarkable, imaginative and instinctive.

Important Descriptive Words  and Phrases Associated With Nave and Visionary painting- self-taught, personal vision, dreams, inner process,  Folk art, mystical experience, metaphysical Otherness,  entoptic imagery, personal revelations,  mythic archetypes,  revelation art, personal iconography, untrained artist, spiritual symbolism, outsider,  hallucinogenic intoxication, eccentric personalities, madness, fantastic components,  Symbolism, Surrealism , spiritually significant,  biblical themes, ethereal   backgrounds, Christian symbolism, physic visions, narrative painting, Neosurrealism, instinctive

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