"Spring landscape, Henri Rousseau
Description of the picture:
Spring landscape – Henri Rousseau. 1908-1909. Canvas, oil. 54.6×45.7
After serving for long and long years at customs, after forty years, Henri Russo (1844-1910) finally decided to fully devote himself to painting and, as a result, became one of the most recognizable primitives. His paintings were born out of a self-taught desire to express their own children’s eyes on the world in severe art and differed from the canvases of professional painters who tried to do something “naive”.
In the painting “Spring Landscape” large trees rise up and weave branches, and the figures of people in comparison with these giants seem tiny. This combination of little and small, as well as the pattern of branches, gives the painting the decorativeness inherent in the painting of Rousseau, who perfectly felt the rhythm, line and color. The painter accepted man as part of nature, which, like many masters of the brush, he deified. Even portraying real places, Rousseau created on his canvases a special world that was supposed to serve as a refuge for modern man and distract him from the speed of the century."