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Journal
2015 | Świat i Słowo 2015, nr 1 (24) | 73-86
Article title

„Gdy wchodzę do szklarni w Ogrodzie Botanicznym i widzę osobliwe rośliny przybyłe z egzotycznych krajów, wydaje mi się, że śnię”. „Florydy bajeczne” i „raje utracone” w obrazach Henriego Rousseau „Celnika”.

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Title variants
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“When I go into the Jardin de Plantes’ glass houses and I see the strange plants of exotic lands, it seems to me that I enter into a dream”. “Fabulous Florida” and “Paradise lost” in Henri Rousseau’s work.
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Abstracts
EN
For more than two hundred years now, the artistic heritage of the French naïve painter Henri Rousseau “Le Douanier” has not been stopping to amaze people and leading to very diverse reactions. One of artistic headlines of his era states: ”Mr. Henri Rousseau creates horrible things that amuse”. His paintings, often described as being ”naïve” or ”primitive”, are actually not as trivial as they may seem. They are in fact a result of thorough analysis augmented with the authors visions of distant lands and exotics. And while some regard his talent as a subject of ridicule, others adore it - especially the members of the Paris Avant-garde. This article focuses on paintings that belong to the “Jungle” series, made between 1891 and 1910, and shows the origins of the revolutionary perception of the world and nature as perceived by Rousseau. These origins along with his endless imagination enabled the painter to create complex collages from the images he found in Paris zoos and botanical gardens. After breaking the chains of rigid saloon rules and artistic education Henri Rousseau turned his “naivety” into his greatest weapon. After that he could develop his visions of fairytale jungles full of diverse colors, light and wild animals that await their next pray.
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Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu Katedra Filologii Romańskiej ul. Bojarskiego 1 87-100 Toruń , skibicki@umk.pl
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
1731-3317
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-27e4b5f3-5113-41ff-9856-672aabdb4760
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