select area of picture for closer detaildetail of the dreamer of la rêvePARTY FOR ROUSSEAU

1995   Donald R Ricker

(46"x94" oil on hardboard)

detail of La Reve, or Yaswina

The beauty with luxuriant hair and pronounced nose on the burgundy velvet couch appears to be dreaming of the jungle. The model for Rousseau's original painting was his first wife.

Exegy Bookstore  The Banquet Years, Roger Shattuck   Henri Rousseau: Dreams of the Jungle, Werner Schmalenbach  Making Modernism: Picasso, Michael G Fitzgerald  Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War, Guillaume Apollinaire    

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