Henri Rousseau was a famous artist from France who painted artworks in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He is known for his whimsical gardens, jungles and animal scenes. 3/4J love animals so what a great artist to study!

“Surprise! Tiger in a Tropical Storm” 1891 (Surpris! tigre dans une tempête tropicale)

“The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope” 1905  (Le lion ayant faim se jette sur l’antilope)

“Exotic Landscape” 1910 (paysage exotique)

“Three Apes in the Orange Grove” 1907 (trois singes dans l’orangeraie)

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“The Repast of the Lion”  1907 (Le repas du lion)

He certainly loved to include overlapping foliage, animals and birds. But he never visited a jungle! So if Rousseau can paint a jungle and exotic animals without visiting a jungle, so can we!

How about Toucans? (Certainly not one can…)

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