Check out our new Henri Rousseaus shop window, inspired by his painting The Dream. Henri's best paintings depict jungle scenes, even though he never left France or saw a jungle! Rousseau's flat seemingly childish style was criticized many many people. You can find a large collection of Rousseaus work in NYC at the MOMA.
A great book to add to your child's collection is the book, The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel.
"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."