Friday, 26 June 2015

Photography and word. Hush my darling, don't fear my darling The lion doesn't sleep tonight.The douanier Rousseau. MoMa. The Sleeping Gypsy



Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion doesn't sleep tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion doesn't  sleep tonight



The Sleeping Gypsy

Rousseau described the subject of The Sleeping Gypsy thus: "A wandering Negress, a mandolin player, lies with her jar beside her (a vase with drinking water), overcome by fatigue in a deep sleep. A lion chances to pass by, picks up her scent yet does not devour her. There is a moonlight effect, very poetic.






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