The Equatorial Forest

size(cm): 35x30
Sale price£103 GBP


Henri Rousseau's The Equatorial Jungle is a masterpiece of modern art that has captivated art lovers for more than a century. This painting is a perfect example of the artistic style known as "naïf" or "primitivist", which is characterized by simplicity and naivety in the representation of reality.

The composition of La Selva Equatorial is impressive, with a great amount of detail combining to create a vibrant and full of life image. The painting shows a lush and dense jungle, with a wide variety of plants and animals that are intertwined in a dance of colors and shapes.

Color is one of the highlights of this artwork. Rousseau uses a bright, saturated color palette to create a sense of lushness and vitality in the jungle. Green and yellow tones dominate the painting, but there are also hints of red, blue, and orange that add depth and contrast.

The history behind the Equatorial Jungle is fascinating. Rousseau never visited the rainforest, but was inspired by images he saw in books and magazines to create this piece of art. The painting was first exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris in 1905, where it was ridiculed by art critics. However, the painting was very popular with the public and became one of Rousseau's most famous works.

There are many little-known aspects of La Selva Equatorial that make this painting even more interesting. For example, Rousseau included several animals in the painting that are not native to the rainforest, such as a lion and a tiger. There is also a human figure in the painting that appears to be lost in the jungle, adding an element of mystery and adventure to the work.

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