• The Banks of the River at Veneux, 1881
  • Impression, Sunrise, 1872
  • Spanish Dancer, 1882
  • San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk, 1908
  • The Black Cat, 2011 - Vezur
  • Caricature Self Portrait, 1889
  • Self Portrait with Hands on Chest, 1910
  • Adam and Eve, 1526
  • Water Lilies, 1906
  • Yellow Circle, 1926
  • The Starry Night, 1889
  • The Kiss, 1908
  • Lady of the Flowers, 1895
  • The Large Bathers, 1906
  • Lady with hat and feather boa, 1909
  • Reclining Woman with Green Stockings (aka Adele Harms), 1917
  • Walk Along The Sea, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Star, 1878
  • Two Tahitian Women, 1899
  • Poppies at Argenteuil, 1873
  • Zwei Akte, 1890
  • Anemones, 1909
  • Independence Day, 2011 - Vezur
  • Pugacheva Taxi, 2011 - Vezur
  • Dance Festival, 2011 - Vezur
  • Midsummer Night, 1876
  • Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
  • Mona Lisa, 1507
  • House of Blackheads, 2011 - Vezur
  • A Friend in Need 2, 1903
  • Riga at sunset, 2011 - Vezur
  • Opera House, 2011 - Vezur
  • Tree of Life, 1909
  • Orange Trees, 1878
  • Boat in the Moonlight
  • Standing Girl in a Plaid Garment, 1909
  • Dancers V, 1877
  • Gloomy Situation, 1933
  • Spring, 1879
  • Two Little Girls On The Beach, 1895
  • Landscape at Saint-Rémy, 1889
  • The Veteran in a New Field, 1865
  • The Buffalo Trail, 1867
  • Mother And Child Aka Madonna, 1908
  • Passion for Dance, 2011 - Vezur
  • Richard Gallo and His Dog, at Petit Gennevilliers, 1884
  • Study of a Figure Outdoors (Facing Right), 1886
  • The Sky, 2011 - Vezur
  • The Last Supper, 1498
  • Strolling along the Seashore, 1909

A Carnival Evening, 1886

A Carnival Evening, 1886

Henri Rousseau

In August of 1886, the Société des Indépendants, a group of artists including George Seurat and Paul Signac, mounted an exhibition that was revolutionary. For a fee of fifteen francs any artist, with or without academic training, could participate and exhibitors did not have to pass a jury selection or meet any stylistic criteria. “Carnival Evening” was Rousseau’s submission to this exhibition, and it created a sensation. The precise, yet cartoon-like treatment of the trees, clouds, and people brought Rousseau critical ridicule, but the unusual composition of the small harlequin figures in front of a forest of barren winter trees appealed to the Post-Impressionists.

Including a perfect circle in his paintings became one of Rousseau’s trademarks. Here it appears as a moon, but it can also represent the sun or even a soccer ball in other paintings.

Painting`s original is located at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania.

The painting will be delivered unstreched, rolled in protective & presentable case.