The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases. Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant... show more
Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases. Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel's vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to persevere despite all odds.Watch the trailer:
Publish date: September 1st 2012
Publisher: Eerdmans Books
Pages no: 34
Edition language: English
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Ever since I was a little girl I found Henri Rousseau's painting, "The Sleeping Gypsy", mesmerizing. I didn't know the name of the artist or the painting the first time I glimpsed it, but I knew I was in love. Then, one day I found the name of the mysterious artist who had painted this marvelous pic...
So while the words of this book are biographical, the illustrations are a clear presentation of Rousseau's style. Hall did a remarkable job of keeping consistent with this stylistic mimicry while inventing scenes that were her own. Like so many modern artist biographies, this one emphasizes the narr...
A beautiful introduction to the artist and his bold, dreamy vision.
Nobody thought Henri Rousseau could paint. Did that stop him? No, he painted on, past cruel remarks and vicious critiques and scathing reviews. On and on he paints. On and on he learns new things about painting. Do the critics change their minds? No, they continue to laugh at him, calling his painti...