Cedar’s Rousseau Paintings

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Cedar’s Rousseau Paintings

Today (26th February 2016) we were looking at the French artist, Henri Rousseau, who lived from 1844-1910. Rousseau was well known for his iconic paintings of house plants and wild flowers within jungle paintings. He had never had any art lesson and had never visited the jungle, which is why his paintings are not a true reflection of a jungle. Rousseau used very simple pure colours, had very clear outlines, painted leaves and grass piece by piece with clear outlines and filled his jungle paintings with animals in the foreground and lush green plants in the background. As a class, we used Rousseau’s art as inspiration for our own volcano jungle pictures.