The exhibition that will be held at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice until July 5, 2015, entitled "Henri Rousseau. The whiteness archaic", aims to celebrate the French painter often forgotten by critics. Not fully understood by art historians, although he was much loved and celebrated by colleagues.
In the exhibition you can admire about 100 masterpieces, proventienti from some of the major international collections. The route consists of 41 works of Rousseau in fact, said the Customs officer, and about 60 works made by artists who were inspired by him in that period of fervent activity, halfway between '800 and' 900.
A consistent route that highlights the masterpieces that have crossed the story. It is worth mentioning some of the works of Rousseau in the show, as the Self-Portrait (1889-1890), the courtyard (1896-1898), War or the Ride of Discord '(1894). The Customs officer was a reference point for the avant-gardes that followed him: Cézanne, Frida Kahlo, Kandinsky, Morandi, Carra.
The impact that Rousseau had in intellectual circles of Parizi the beginning of '900 was very high; just think that in 1908, to celebrate the purchase of his "Portrait of a Woman", Picasso organized in his honor a famous banquet. An emotion that can be relived also in the exhibition; the painting of Doganiere fact is placed in front of "La bouteille de Bass" by Picasso.