“Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.” – Henri Rousseau
Today we introduce the Paloma Tunic to Collection #29. It makes me think of French naïve artist, Henri Rousseau and his primitive art.
Rousseau painted many tropical scenes creating fantasy landscapes in exotic, lush environments. He exaggerated the size of many of the plants and flowers, playing with visual scale. The Bird of Paradise flower, with its fan-shaped crown, appears out from the elusive jungle.
Many of his tropical scenes depict the Bird of Paradise (also known as the Crane flower), native to South Africa, Mexico, Belize, and Chile.
The Dream (1910) is one of Rousseau’s most popular paintings.
Yadwigha, in a beautiful dream
Having fallen asleep softly
Heard the sound of a musette
Played by a kindly charmer
White the moon shone down
Upon the flowers, upon the verdant trees
The wild serpents lent their ear
To the merry tunes of the instrument
Combining machine-sewn and hand-painted, we are producing a limited run of our Paloma Tunics.
The “Bird of Paradise” design is also seen in our Louisa Coat, Arella Top, and Lani Skirt.