“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.”

“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 (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

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)

Paysage exotique avec Lion et lionne en Afrique, huile sur toile de Henri Rousseau (1844-1910, France)

Detail: Rousseau inspired jungle Mural; for Film ‘Where the Heart Is’ by Timna Woollard Studio

Detail: Rousseau inspired jungle Mural; for Film ‘Where the Heart Is’ by Timna Woollard Studio

Henri Rousseau  Discover the coolest shows in New York at www.artexperience...

Pinturas de Henri Rousseau!

Henri Rousseau Discover the coolest shows in New York at www.artexperience...

Henri Rousseau: The equatorial jungle (1909)   Henri Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner.

Henri Rousseau: The equatorial jungle (1909) Henri Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner.

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!

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!

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) ~ self taught artist, whose style is distinctively exotic and primitive

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) ~ self taught artist, whose style is distinctively exotic and primitive

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