Daily archives: 19th July 2022

Exploring the work of Henri Rousseau

Class 3 have been enjoying experimenting with colour, shape and pattern through the incredible work of French artist Henri Rousseau.  His work reminds us of the Amazon landscape (a link to our geography studies during this term) although the places that he painted do not actually exist.  Each of his compositions – many of which look like tropical jungles – are actually imaginary places conjured up from the studies he did of plants and animals observed in zoos and gardens in and around Paris.

We have been using a range of media, including watercolour, ink pens and pencil crayons to create our own studies and details of foliage.

We then developed our learning further by exploring Rousseau’s use of colour, line, pattern and texture in details of his inspirational work.