Jump to navigation Jump to search Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) PDF article is about the artwork. It is a fantastical depiction of a lion musing over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night.
Rousseau first exhibited the painting at the 13th Salon des Indépendants, and tried unsuccessfully to sell it to the mayor of his hometown, Laval. A lion chances to pass by, picks up her scent yet does not devour her. There is a moonlight effect, very poetic. The painting has served as inspiration for poetry and music, and has been altered and parodied by various artists often with the lion replaced by a dog or other animal.
Homer dreams of waking up in the artwork with the lion licking his head. The paintings is seen in the house of Dr. MoMA when New York City was abandoned. The painting is ultimately destroyed when his house blows up. The painting is the inspiration for the Mutts comic strip of Sunday February 18, 2018.
This painting appears in the episode of Madeline which is called, « Madeline At The Louvre » where Madeline sees herself as the gypsy who sleeps in the painting that Henri Rousseau painted in the old days. See if you can spot it in the song, « No One Else Is You ». Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art. Rousseau est un nom de famille et un nom de lieu ou une personne.