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Henri Rousseau was a French painter and a representative of the primitivism trend in art. According to the circulating legends about his life, his artistic inspiration was drawn from the jungle. That is why his most important works, available in the Henri Rousseau reproductions collection by bimago as canvas paintings, are filled with floral motifs and wild nature. He started his painting career late, at the age of 41. Therefore, may his art and artistic achievements be a symbol of infinite opportunities and proof that it is possible to achieve success at any age!

Henri Rousseau Paintings

Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, also known as Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour, was a French painter who lived at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in France. He earned the nickname "the Customs Officer" because before dedicating himself to art at the age of 41, he worked as a customs officer in a Parisian excise office. Rousseau was a primitive artist, which means that he painted his pictures in an exaggerated manner, with a distortion of proportions and perspective. While his works are meticulously executed, they may evoke associations with a child's work. Rousseau's paintings were once and still are considered fresh, highly original, and even avant-garde. Copies of paintings by Rousseau will surely appeal to all art lovers who like to stand out from the crowd and give their interiors a unique and eye-catching character.


Paintings by Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau painted portraits, scenes from everyday life, and landscapes. However, he is best known for jungle scenes inspired by photographs from newspapers and visits to the zoo. These paintings feature lush greenery and wild animals such as lions, tigers, and monkeys. A characteristic feature of Rousseau's paintings was the use of distinctive, clear contours filled with deep colors. The scenes depicted in his paintings were highly detailed and often symbolic. Reproductions of many of Henri Rousseau's paintings can be found in the bimago online store. They are an excellent choice for people who appreciate this unique style. They will suit the living room, bedroom, or even a child's room. They will look great alongside green plants and accessories made of natural materials such as wood, cotton, or linen. Since reproductions are already very distinctive in themselves, there is no need to clutter the room with too many decorations.

Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was born in 1844 in Laval, France, and came from a poor family. He had no formal education and initially worked as a civil servant. He began his artistic career at the age of 41 when he exhibited two paintings at the Salon des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Although these works did not gain public recognition, the artist was undeterred and continued to display his paintings at the Salon des Indépendants in subsequent years. Rousseau earned the nickname "the Customs Officer," given to him by the writer Alfred Jarry. The artist never left France. Henri Rousseau is considered a representative of primitive art. This means that he painted his pictures in an exaggerated manner, with a distortion of proportions and perspective. Henri Rousseau's paintings are characterized by simple lines, rich patterns, and vibrant, contrasting colors. The artist is primarily known for his jungle scenes inspired by visits to the zoo and photographs from newspapers. Henri Rousseau also created portraits and landscapes. His works served as inspiration for artists such as Picasso and Matisse.

Henri Rousseau's Works

One of Henri Rousseau's most famous works is undoubtedly the painting "The Dream," created in 1910. It was his last work. This piece, depicting a nude woman on a canopied sofa placed in the heart of the jungle, reflects all the characteristics of the artist's painting. Among the popular works by Henri Rousseau are "Self-Portrait," "Walk in the Forest," and "Child with a Puppet." Those who want to bring a touch of this artist's art into their spaces can opt for reproductions of Rousseau's paintings. These unconventional compositions will successfully complement the decor of a living room, bedroom, or children's room.