“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.
Henri Rousseau: Le rêve - The dream, detail (1910) by petrus.agricola, via Flickr
Paysage exotique avec Lion et lionne en Afrique, huile sur toile de Henri Rousseau (1844-1910, France)
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
Detail: Rousseau inspired jungle Mural; for Film ‘Where the Heart Is’ by Timna Woollard Studio
Traumgarten by Henri Rousseau. Art Experience NYC www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial
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