Rousseau Reconstructed

In Rousseau Reconstructed, the artist and poet Paul takes eight works by Henri Rousseau (Boy on the Rocks, Self-Portrait, Fight between A Tiger and A Bull, The Dream, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope, The Representatives of Foreign Powers Coming to Greet the Republic as a Sign of Peace, The Sleeping Gypsy, and Tiger in a Tropical Storm) and abstracts them through pixelation to reveal average color distributions over given areas of the image, from the entirety of the painting as one solid color to a “full resolution” image of the painting. Through these eleven stages of resolution, attention is called to the question of “what constitutes adequate reproduction?”

In its manifold aspects, Rousseau Reconstructed can be viewed variously as a color study, as an examination of graphic reproduction, and as a work of visual poetry.

Rousseau Reconstructed is part of the Reconstructed series of art books (Bosch, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Van Gogh).

Book Details:
Softcover (or PDF Download)
Full Color
108 pages
216 x 216 mm, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
ISBN-10: 0692334645
ISBN-13: 978-0692334645
Rousseau Reconstructed
Softcover | $29.95
Signed Softcover | $49.95
PDF Download | $9.95
Set of All 9 Reconstructed Books including Rousseau Reconstructed
Softcover Set | $190.00
Signed Set | $290.00
PDF Download Set | $49.00
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