“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.”
Some history, sometimes not so much
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Henri ROUSSEAU - The Dream (1910), Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Henri Rousseau: Le rêve - The dream, detail (1910) by petrus.agricola, via Flickr
lilacsinthedooryard: Henri Rousseau - Carnival Evening  by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.
Sometimes you ride the tiger, other times the tiger rides you. : Traumgarten by Henri Rousseau
Artists & Inspirations
Henri Rousseau, dit le douanier Rousseau (1844-1910) - Le Charme, 1909.
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) ~ self taught artist, whose style is distinctively exotic and primitive
My Private Museum
Henri Rousseau - The Sleeping Gypsy at MoMA New York by mbell1975, via Flickr
From the book "The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau" by writer Michelle Markel and illustrator Amanda Hall