Henri Rousseau -
Le lion, ayant faim, se jette sur l'antilope, 1898/1905
|Art Club price (10%)||CHF 17.80|
Assemble a masterpiece!
The idea of cutting up a picture into small pieces, and then having fun trying to reassemble it again, is over 250 years old. In our digital present, too, jigsaw puzzles have lost none of their appeal, either for children or for adults. Doing a jigsaw of one of the works from the Fondation Beyeler collection is a particularly enjoyable way of getting to know a painting in detail. Rousseau’s The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope (1898/1905) awaits you with 500 pieces–and a challenging amount of green!
Henri Rousseau’s position as a painter in Paris around 1900 might be summed up by the title of this work: The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope. Having been the butt of ridicule and scorn in the late 1800s, at the start of the 1900s Henri Rousseau found himself a revered artist of the avant-garde. His breakthrough came in 1905 with The Hungry Lion.
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|Size||49.9 x 36.2 cm|