The Post Impressionists

The Post Impressionists


DVD - 2006
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Rousseau was a true amateur painter. His brightly-colored paintings of imaginary forests and wild animals lacked all formal techniques. Contemporary critics were unimpressed, but today they are regarded among the greatest works of art.
Publisher: [United States] : Kultur, 2006
ISBN: 9780769781587
Branch Call Number: DVD 759.4 Pos
Alternative Title: Rousseau


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Jul 07, 2018

Was he talented, or not?

This informative, 50-minute art-culture documentary takes a close look at the life and times of French, Post-Impressionist painter, Henri Rousseau.

Throughout his career as a painter, Rousseau's work was often ridiculed by critics who scoffed at it as being naive and primitive in nature.

Henri Rousseau lived from 1844-1910.

Jun 26, 2018

And, so - The #1 question that is seriously discussed in this art-documentary is - "Was painter, Henri Rousseau just a hopeless amateur? - or - Was he really a true artist of great hidden talent?"

Born (1844) in Laval, France - Henri Rousseau (who had no formal training, whatsoever) was a completely self-taught painter.

Repeatedly ridiculed (during his lifetime) by critics for his "primitive" approach to painting - It wasn't until he was 50 that Rousseau became determined about making a living as an artist.

Presented by Kultur International Films through their "Post-Impressionist" series - This 50-minute art-documentary takes a serious look at both the life and the times of Henri Rousseau.

*Note* - In 1910 - Henri Rousseau (66 at the time) died from a blood clot following an operation for gangrene in his left leg.


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