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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.

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“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.”

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from Etsy

Tiger Riding Ukulele Man by Henri Rousseau mono deluxe Needlepoint Canvas

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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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!

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from Libération.fr

L'art brut souffle sur la Halle Saint-Pierre

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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

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