Self-portrait (customs officer)
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Natinonal Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic Henri Rousseau
painted the now-famous painting - Self-Portrait in 1890. It shows the then-new way of perceiving the artist and reflects the painter's artistic self-confidence. He presents himself as a serious person holding a palette in his hand.
The Eiffel Tower and the balloon floating in the sky are attributes that celebrate modern civilization, but within the image, they mainly underline the self-confident position of the artist.
Rousseau painted picture Self-portrait (customs officer) in 1890. Prevailing color of this fine art print is dark and its shape is portrait. Original size is . This art piece is located in Natinonal Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (1844 - 1910).
painter. He learned painting himself (he developed a specific naive style) and eventually became a brilliant artist whose paintings are firmly embedded in art history. For his profession as a customs officer, he is also called Customs (see his self-portrait known as Customs
). He never left France, but became known for his paintings Jungle
. Contemporaries often mocked him (they reproached him for his children's paintings). Picasso, who by chance saw one of his paintings and appreciated the quality of his work, prepared a banquet in Rousseau’s honour Dream