“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.”
Henri Rousseau (1884-1910), French Post-Impressionist painter. Depicted many jungle scenes though he never saw a jungle himself. His art was ridiculed much, but it later influenced artists like Picasso and the surrealists.
My favourite ever painting by Rousseau. When it came to the Leeds Art Gallery words can't describe how I felt. It's just stunning!
The Dream:1910 by Henri Rousseau (Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) ~ self taught artist, whose style is distinctively exotic and primitive
Henri Rousseau, dit le douanier Rousseau (1844-1910) - Le Charme, 1909.
Henri Rousseau: Le rêve - The dream, detail (1910) by petrus.agricola, via Flickr
Detail: Rousseau inspired jungle Mural; for Film ‘Where the Heart Is’ by Timna Woollard Studio
Henri Rousseau - Monkeys in the Jungle. Art Experience NYC www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial
Traumgarten by Henri Rousseau. Art Experience NYC www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial