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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau - Community Reviews back

by Michelle Markel, Amanda Hall
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20142015, a-questing-we-shall-go, adventure, art-forms, biography, cover-love, how-to, kiddlewinks, la-belle-epoque, lifestyles-deathstyles, newtome-author, france, rumble-in-the-jungle, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, published-2012, under-500-ratings Recommended to ☯Bettie☯...
kerry
kerry rated it 6 years ago
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...
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 7 years ago
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...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 7 years ago
A beautiful introduction to the artist and his bold, dreamy vision.
debnance
debnance rated it 7 years ago
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...
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