Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The french artist henri rousseau 18441910 was a selftaught painter who became a friend of picasso and an inspiration to the paris avantgarde. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases. The imaginary world of henri rousseau by henderson, anne school arts, vol. His inspiration came from illustrations in childrens books and the botanical gardens in paris, as well as tableaux of taxidermy wild animals. A perfect and affordable introduction to the unique world of henri rousseau. Henri rousseaus modest background belied his aspirations. His bestknown work depicts imaginary jungle scenes inspired by illustrated books and the botanical gardens in paris, but he also painted.
In this zip file of jpeg pages, you will receive 1 page of photo references and 6 activity pages for students for. His visionary paintingsin particular, those on the theme of the junglecaptivated the art world with their representations of lush plant and animal life painted with incredible detail and precision. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. As a selftaught painter, henri rousseau was completely untrained in any conventional art techniques.
How a kind old man who spent his life in poverty, worked as a toll collector, and was entirely selftaught became one of the worlds greatest artists. Henri julien felix rousseau was a french postimpressionist painter in the naive or primitive. He was also known as le douanier, a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. Series features perfect for art appreciation studies excellent preparation for a museum trip photo captions include where famous historical works of art.
Discover librarianselected research resources on henri rousseau from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Books by henri rousseau author of the jungle paintings. Henri rousseau was a french artist born in 1844, died in 1910. We are going to learn about henri rousseau, discuss some of his paintings, and learn about rainforests in order to create our own projects based on henri rousseau s techniques. He was an accomplished violin player, and he often supplemented his income by playing as a street musician. Born in 1844 in laval, a market town in northwest france, he was a provincial transplant to paris who was impoverished for most of his life. After exhibiting with the fauves in 1905, he gained the admiration of avantgarde. Henri rousseau biography, paintings, quotes of henri. As a customs official, henri rousseau escaped the boredom of his job by creating colourful paintings of a fantastic dreamworld a place where apes and lions. The imaginary world of henri rousseau by henderson, anne. Power point to discuss henri rousseau paintings and real jungle photographs.
Selftaught artist henri rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day to create the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Henri rousseau was a toll collector for the city of paris. Media in category paintings by henri rousseau the following 72 files are in this category, out of 72 total. Entry contains links to two large reproductions of rousseau paintings in the national gallery of art, a 4th grade lesson relating rousseaus paintings to ecology. Extended book trailer for the fantastic jungles of henri. Henri rousseau, the snake charmer 1907, oil on canvas paris, musee dorsay rmngrand palais musee dorsay herve lewandowski click to enlarge paris henri rousseau is art historys. Rousseau painted this picture in 1908, the year of the first international rugby game between england and france. He was a self taught artist who often painted images of jungle scenes and animals. Henri rousseau jungle paintings teaching resources. Starting point before trying to make their own rousseau pictures. On our second day of art, we learned more about the artist henri rousseau and studied his jungle paintings. With 80 color illustrations, this book commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the artist s death, placing at its core rousseau s fascination with the frictions between a domesticated west and an untamed imaginary natural world. We pulled prints which we thought was just about the coolest thing ever and that was it for our first day.
Henri rousseau an introduction to the life and work of the nineteenthcentury french artist henri rousseau. I highly recommend this book for your art book collection. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a selftaught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Henri rousseau was a french post impressionist painter with a life story that kids will find relatable and a body of art work they will find exciting. Jul 16, 2016 henri rousseau 18441910 was a selftaught artist with a unique. Jarry was struck by rousseau s unusual work and introduced the selftaught artist to the circle of intellectuals. Find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices.
His work was almost always bright and colorful and he is best know for his sleeping gypsy painting of 1897. An introduction to the life and work of the nineteenthcentury french artist henri rousseau. Learn more about henri rousseau, a selftaught french artist who. Biography of henri rousseau, selftaught postimpressionist. He is also known as le douanier the customs officer after his place of employment. Henri rousseau getting to know the worlds greatest artists venezia, mike on. A selftaught artist, rousseau was unable to paint full time until his retirement in. Henri rousseau was a french postimpressionist famed for his lushly painted jungle scenes. I even created a jungle lounge in my art room for the occasion. Perhaps most importantly, this picture book will offer a great lesson in individuality, empathy, and perseverance.
Henri rousseau fantasy paintings art history lesson plan. Henri rousseau may 21, 1844 september 2, 1910 was a french painter in the postimpressionist era. He worked as a customs clerk on the outskirts of the city, a post that earned him the nickname le douanier the customs agent. This picture book presents henri rousseau as an artist who painted because he loved nature, and wanted to paint it as he saw it. He died in 1910, suffering from an infected leg wound and despondent over the rejection of his romantic overtures by. Henri rousseau 18441910 was a selftaught artist with a unique. The selftaught painter henri rousseau was mocked for his clumsy compositions and awkward perspectives but if he had been trained, modern art as we know it might never have happened. He is known for his richly coloured and meticulously detailed pictures of lush jungles, wild beasts, and exotic figures.
Fortyyearold toll collector henri rousseau wants to be an artist, despite the fact that not a single person has ever told him he is talented. See available paintings, prints and multiples, and works on paper for sale and learn about the artist. Henri rousseau, french painter who is considered the archetype of the modern naive artist. Henri rousseau was a selftaught artist who worked as a customs agent on the outskirts of paris. Although he never left traveled outside of france or saw a real jungle, his bestknown oil paintings are of jungle scenes, many of the individual elements in his pictures are copied from book illustrations, using a. Henri rousseau oil painting reproductions the famous painter henri rousseau oil painting reproductions shown here are all painted 100% by hand, by professional artists. List of works all artworks by date 110 list of works. He was already 40 when he began to paint, and was ridiculed by critics for his childlike style. Henri rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. He started painting seriously in his early forties. You can view how our artists paint the replica art, and the steps involved in creating superior artwork in our studio.
The glorious masters and their astounding reproductions of the natural world. Although the community of artists laughed and ridiculed his artistic style, he was highly regarded by artists who were outside the establishment, such as people with the surrealist painting style. In 1893 rousseau retired from the toll house to devote himself entirely to painting. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Henri julien felix rousseau may 21, 1844 september 2, 1910 henri julien felix rousseau may 21, 1844 september 2, 1910 was a french postimpressionist painter in the naive or primitive manner. List of books and articles about henri rousseau online. Henri rousseau s most popular book is in desert and wilderness. The fantastic jungles of henri rousseau by michelle markel will introduce kids to many of rousseaus most famous paintings. Henri rousseau later paintings and recognition britannica. He was a selftaught painter and, as a result, his work is often described as naive or childlike. Henri rousseau was the archetypal naive artist whose amateurish technique and unusual compositions earned him the respect and admiration of top modern artists. Henri rousseaus heartening story of success after a lifetime of.
Which continents are home to the major rainforests. Henri rousseau only started painting seriously when he was in in his forties. He was brought into the lime light in 1908, during the banquet in which picasso introduced him to the art world. Henri julien felix rousseau was a french postimpressionist painter in the naive or primitive manner. From his post at the tollgates and in strolls through the suburbs of paris, rousseau observed the world. He started painting late in life and was roundly mocked in his own time, but was later recognized as a genius and became an influence on later avantgarde artists. Henri rousseau for kids books and printable resources. Jeanjacques rousseau s father, isaac, was not in the city at this time, but jeanjacquess grandfather supported fatio and was penalized for it. Henri rousseau was a french painter born in may 21, 1844. This job allowed him to support his wife and nine children and gave him time to pursue his true passion art. As a customs official, henri rousseau escaped the boredom of his job by creating colorful paintings of a fantastic dream worlda place where apes and lions. This volume includes many large color images as well as black and white photos of the artist and his work. Henri rousseau biography oil paintings the worlds artist.
Soon afterward he met alfred jarry, a brilliant young writer, also from laval, whose nonconformity shocked his contemporaries. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a selftaught genius whose works. Questions for class to talk about the colours used, light and shade, size of plants and flowers, foreground and background. The fantastic jungles of henri rousseau by michelle markel. Henri rousseau getting to know the worlds greatest artists mike venezia on. Styliization, the fantastical images, and direct vision, were some of the features which the art world loved, when viewing the images which henri rousseau created during his career. Rousseau became a fulltime artist at the age of 49. Text is informative, well written and some even heart felt coming from rousseaus family. Henri rousseau getting to know the worlds greatest artists.1150 1482 1067 723 1394 128 421 1063 400 1331 896 221 1354 47 565 367 174 1403 272 1065 235 1455 1093 578 591 1498 337 310 794 817 74 479 876 593 922 1454 1453 377 569 883 308 272 579 529 1383