About the Artist
Henri Rousseau (1844–1910) was embraced by early 20th-century avant-garde artists, including Picasso and the surrealists, for his unconventional style, characterized by broad, flat planes of color, stylized line, and fantastic landscapes. While he painted exotic locales, Rousseau never left France; his jungles are the dreams of a city dweller, constructed from visits to the botanical gardens, the Paris zoo, and colonial expositions.
This plush leaf monkey would be right at home in one of Henri Rousseau's signature jungle scenes, such as Tropical Forest with Monkeys (1910), a lush exotic landscape in the Gallery's collection. The central monkeys in this painting hold green sticks from which strings appear to dangle like fishing poles, lending a human experience to the animals. Talking about the animals in art is an exciting way to engage young children in the works.
- 6 x 5 x 7 inches
- Recommended for ages 3 and up
|WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|