This page is part of the Ekkono training in values through football initiative. The objective is to contribute to the interpretation of contemporary problems through the link between Football and Art, offering different possibilities of reading and understanding this sport in the context of today’s society.

We will be uploading and sharing art works linked to football made by artists, with the aim of creating a «collection» of references with which to promote thinking and reflecting on this sporting practice, from different disciplines: illustration, video, sculpture, painting, etc.

ARTIST: HENRY ROUSSEAU (Painter, 1844 – 1919. France)
TITLE: Les joueurs de football (The soccer players)
Painting. 1908

Soccer was one of the great cultural phenomena of the 20th century. At the beginning of this century, the painter Rousseau invites to participate in the game with one of his most emblematic and amusing paintings, where the sportsmen seem to be wearing pajamas while the ball floats through the air.