Positively Brilliant Illustrations

I just came across a book – thanks to Brain Pickings on Facebook, The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau written by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Amanda Hall. A children’s book.

The drawings in this book are wonderful. They are mostly comprised of Rousseau paintings, with Henri R. inserted as the main theme. There are also several different Rousseau style pictures as well. The story is a a simplified biography of Henri Rousseau but inspirational none the less. If you don’t know his story to capsulize he started painting at 40 and persevered for 20+ years before being discovered by Picasso.

Here’s a link to the post on Brain Pickings. http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/09/the-fantastic-jungles-of-henri-rousseau/