Object of the Month
La muse du poète Guillaume Apollinaire by Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau’s work was unconventional even in the 19th century art world in France. Docent Diane Gruber leads us through his “Muse of Guillaume Apollinaire” to explain why the work of this Post-Impressionist painter continues to puzzle and delight viewers.
Henri-Julien Felix Rousseau, La muse du poète Guillaume Apollinaire (The Muse of the Poet Guillaume Apollinaire), detail. 1909. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Luce