Inspired by Rousseau
I’ve always liked this painting that my daughter Florence produced when she was studying Rousseau’s work at school a few years back.
I knew that Henri Rousseau was a ‘naive’ artist, however I hadn’t realised until I went to the exhibition yesterday, quite how bad his draughtsmanship could be. Nevertheless, what an inspiration – he didn’t become a full-time artist until he was in his forties, and despite the lack of drawing skills, he produced such delicious paintings. So there’s hope for us all.