Tropical Landscape: an American Indian Struggling with a Gorilla (detail), 1910, Henri Rousseau (French, 1844-1910), oil on canvas, 44 3/4 x 64 in. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Cost: Free, no tickets required.

3 in 30: The Juxtaposed: Magritte, Cornell, Rousseau

with Trent Nicholas, Media Programs Coordinator,

Tue, Apr 7, 11 – 11:30 am
Thu, Apr 9, 6:30 – 7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services Desk

Trent Nicholas, Media Programs Coordinator, explores three artists: René Magritte, Joseph Cornell and Henri Rousseau, who were vastly different but united by their ties to surrealism. Surrealism, which was an artistic and literary movement that experimented with new modes of expression, was embraced by René Magritte, while Cornell acknowledged the movement and took it in his own direction. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Rousseau was adored by the surrealist group of Paris but was a completely “involuntary” surrealist. This artist’s ubiquitous botanical bent is the inspiration for this talk during the run of our special exhibition, Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower.