#henri rousseau

Painting of a family of rabbits Animals

Into the Wild: Peaceful Animal Paintings

Autumn is a period of transition. The hot, sunny days of summer become grey and shorter. The trees, lightened of their fruits, unwind to the extent...

Amélie Pascutto 22 November 2021

Art State of Mind

Moondance. Full Moon in Painting

Have you ever seen a full moon? Let’s take a look at some wonderful artists who have featured our celestial companion in a variety of settings...

Candy Bedworth 12 November 2021

Painting

Famous Autumn Paintings Created by Famous Artists

Autumn in is the full swing. As Warsaw, where I am now, is pretty gloomy and grey, I really need to look at beautiful and colorful autumn paintings...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 October 2021

Sport

Artists in Prime Time: Art Featured in The Simpsons

Back in the mid- 1990s, a friend of mine showed me a book titled Bart Simpson’s Guide to Life. It was just what the title described,...

Bruno Guerra 28 August 2021

Long Read

Remarkable Roma – Astonishing Works By and About Gypsy and Traveller People

Think of Gypsies or Roma people in art – what comes to mind? When we look to traditional art history, it is really rather disappointingly scarce.

Candy Bedworth 10 August 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

Theater & Cinema

ALL Art from the BoJack Horseman Series Explained (Updated!)

We love it when pop culture adopts, uses, and remixes art history, especially when that mixture includes a T.V. show! If you’re a BoJack...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 July 2021

Art State of Mind

Just Married: Wedding Paintings which Will Secure a Happy Future Together

Is it only me, or do you also find yourself seeing all those happy photos of your friends/acquaintances getting married while scrolling your Facebook...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Henri Rousseau, The Football Players

Welcome to the bizarre world of Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), the quintessential naïve artist, and meet his oneiric, striped football...

Anastasia Manioudaki 26 July 2020

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Exotic with Henri Rousseau

Let's Ride a Tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible (especially...

Sarah Mills 23 June 2020

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French painter who painted in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), which...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 May 2020

Art State of Mind

10 Art Masterpieces to Calm Your Anxiety

Art can be many different things: a snobbery-builder; a boredom-killer. According to some studies, it may even extend your life. It can also simply...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 March 2020