Wednesday, 26 May 2010

‘The Football Players’ – Henri Rousseau


Untrained and unaware of the great game of Australian football (hard to believe, but true), nonetheless in his 1908 painting ‘The Football Players’ Henri Rousseau is clearly striving towards depicting the great game.

If only someone could have vouchsafed him a ticket to a game.  There’d be a lot less prancing about in his canvas.

Nice kidney punch, though.


  1. Quite clearly this is not AFL, it is more likely FFL because the mincers look like they will surrender at any moment

  2. I don't often comment on your art and sculpture posts, PC, but I really like them.... there's always something new and interesting :-)


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