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The Sleeping Gypsy -Henri Rousseau--Museum Quality Reproduction
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The Sleeping Gypsy -Henri Rousseau--Museum Quality Reproduction by our Top Arsit:

Abstract Painting RCX-036

Artist: Henri Rousseau

Painting Name: The Sleeping Gypsy

Original Size: 51*79in / 129.5*201cm

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Introduction of "The Sleeping Gypsy":

The Sleeping Gypsy was painted by famous French artist Henri Rousseau in 1897. The fantastical depiction of a lion musing over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night is one of the most recognizable artworks of modern times.

Henri Rousseau first exhibited the painting at the 13th Salon des Indépendants, and tried unsuccessfully to sell it to the mayor of his hometown, Laval. Instead, it entered the private collection of a Parisian charcoal merchant where it remained until 1924, when it was discovered by the art critic Louis Vauxcelles. The Paris-based art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler purchased the painting in 1924, although a controversy arose over whether the painting was a forgery. It was acquired by art historian Alfred H. Barr Jr. for the New York Museum of Modern Art.

The Sleeping Gypsy has served as inspiration for poetry and music, and has been altered and parodied by various artists often with the lion replaced by a dog or other animal. In the Simpsons episode "Mom and Pop Art" Homer dreams of waking up in the artwork with the lion licking his head. A print of the work appears in the movie "The Apartment" above the comatose Fran Kubelik.

Biography of Henri Rousseau:

Henri Rousseau (May 21, 1844 – September 2, 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll collector. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.

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