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Welcome to the Jungle... The Mindscapes of Henri Rousseau

On the 2nd of September 1910, French Naïve painter Henri Rousseau died in Paris aged 66. A puzzling cult figure during his lifetime, Rousseau was very much a self-taught artist with a unique style, famous most of all for his visionary jungle scenes. 714 more words


Disappeared in 1961.

After Heir Michael Rockefeller graduated from Harvard, he joined an expedition to the New Guinea Highlands and subsequently returned to the region to film and collected primitive art. 91 more words


Cave Drawings (felt pen)

Day 73.

Cave drawings sketched swiftly in poor light inside the Pileta Caves on the outskirts of Ronda, Spain.

No photography was permitted sensibly so any capturing of the momentous experience I had to make do with pen and hand. 114 more words


How Art Collected by a Long-Lost Rockefeller Changed the Met Museum Forever

Speak with anyone who has ever visited the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and they’ll tell you that the 18-foot-tall poles at the center of its cavernous hall, collected from New Guinea by the long-lost Rockefeller heir the wing is named for, are by far some of the most powerful objects in the museum’s collections. 488 more words

Warrior Primitive Tiki Decor

Warrior Chief Tiki Carvings

These Primitive Tiki wooden sculptures are the perfect Tribal Decor.  Come in various sizes with Male and Female carvings.

Below is our 28″ version of a male Tiki Warrior Chief with a spear in his right hand. 57 more words

Hand Carved Tiki

Inspiration: Mary Ann Willson

We know just enough about Mary Ann Willson that we want to know more. What little we know about Willson comes from two anonymous letters and a short biography in Richard Lionel De Lisser’s Picturesque Catskills, Greene County, which was first published in 1894. 231 more words