Alley In The Park Of Saint Cloud

size(cm): 55x40
Sale price£150 GBP


The painting "Alley in the Park of Saint Cloud" by Henri Rousseau is a masterpiece of naive art that has captivated art lovers since its creation in 1908. This painting is a perfect example of Rousseau's artistic style, which is characterized for his use of bright colors and his technique of soft, detailed brushstrokes.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with an alley stretching towards the horizon and a clear blue sky stretching above. The perspective is perfect, making the viewer feel like they are walking down the alley. The attention to detail is impressive, with every leaf and branch on the trees carefully painted.

Color is another prominent aspect of this painting. Rousseau uses a palette of bright, vibrant colors that make the painting come alive. The green and yellow tones of the trees contrast with the blue of the sky and the brown of the ground, creating a sensation of depth and movement.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. Rousseau never visited the Parc de Saint Cloud, instead relying on photographs and descriptions to create this masterpiece. The painting was rejected by the Paris Salon in 1908, but was exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants that same year, where it received positive reviews.

There are many little-known aspects of this painting. For example, the alley in the painting is believed to be a representation of the street where Rousseau lived in Paris. Furthermore, the figure at the bottom right of the painting is said to be a representation of Rousseau's wife.

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