Sunday, May 31, 2009

Henri Rousseau

Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised)
Henri Rousseau was a French artist born in 1844 and died in 1910.
He was self taught and often painted jungle scenes and animals.
His paintings were almost always bright and colorful.
In order to learn more about Henri Rousseau click on the title of the tiger painting above. You can also get some great ideas for “Rousseau” inspired art projects that you can do over summer break. You can see many of his paintings too.

This is a picture of a "Rousseau" inspired jungle scene I created. What do you think of it? Do I have a foreground, middleground, background, and sky? Did I show lots of different values of green?

You can create a jungle scene too! Click on the word "JUNGLE" to go to the National Gallery website to start your scene.
You must have Adobe Shockwave to create your own.

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