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Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau Journal by NOT A BOOK

Henri Rousseau painted Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised! in 1891, the first of his famed jungle paintings.

Rousseaus work in the Na?ve or Primitive Post-Impressionist style was mocked as childish or derided by critics up until his death in 1910, but contemporaries such as Picasso, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, and F?lix Vallotton were all great admirers of his work and his popularity continues to this day.

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6x9in, 110 pages lined (standard, B&W) on both sides front title and owners contact details page cover soft, matte
This elegantly simple journal - which will make wonderful Henri Rousseau prints and themed Henri Rousseau gifts for women or men and children - presents a uniquely beautiful work of art from one of the master painters, a distinctive Henri Rousseau notebook (and memorable primitive artwork or naive art presented in journals of colourful primitive art prints and naive art prints) that aims to inspire in its owner greater and more imaginative writing.To browse the wide selection of journals from Golding Notebooks, please refer to our Amazon author page.


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Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised! It was the first of the jungle paintings for which the artist is chiefly known. It shows a tiger , illuminated by a flash of lightning, preparing to pounce on its prey in the midst of a raging gale. The painting received mixed reviews. It was claimed, either by Rousseau himself or by his friends and admirers, that he had experienced life in the jungle during his time in Mexico in , where he had served as a regimental bandsman. In fact he never left France, and it is thought that his inspiration came from the botanical gardens of Paris, such as the Jardin des Plantes which included zoological galleries with taxidermy specimens of exotic animals , and from prints and books. The tiger's prey is beyond the edge of the canvas, so it is left to the imagination of the viewer to decide what the outcome will be, although Rousseau's original title Surprised!

A tiger crouches low in thick jungle foliage, its back arched and teeth bared. It is not entirely clear what is happening: is the tiger cowering from the flash of lightning, or is it stalking prey? These jungles are entirely imaginary: Rousseau never left France, despite his claim that he had served with the French army in Mexico. The foliage is a mix of domestic house plants and tropical varieties, which he had seen at the Botanical Gardens in Paris. Rousseau was a self-taught amateur artist who took up painting as a hobby.

Tiger in a Tropical Storm is an oil painting created in by Rousseau. It is the first of many jungle paintings, which the artist is most famous for. The painting depicts the tiger jumping at its prey, where the tiger is depicted by a flash of lightning. Although the painting and all of his work received mixed reviews, there were praises claiming it to be a must-see piece. Many of the images he saw depicted exotic as well as dangerous animals. Since the prey is not seen in the image, it is up to the viewer and their imagination to decide what he was going for in the painting, and what the end result is going to be. The painting was originally given the title Surprised!

Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised! is an oil-on-canvas painting by Henri Rousseau. It was the first of the jungle paintings for which the artist is chiefly.
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Tiger in a Tropical Storm

Looking at the vibrant and surreal Tiger in a Tropical Storm , it's easy to get lost in its visual tale of a dangerous night in a lush and lively jungle. Amazingly, the story behind Henri Rousseau's most iconic work is even richer. In , the prestigious art school Ecole des Beaux-Arts held an exhibition on Delacroix that featured several of his paintings of big cats. Eager to make an impression with the academics of the art world, Rousseau tried his hand at a jungle scene in , and his most famous work was born. The aspiring artist longed to win the respect of the French Academy, but its conservative jury didn't appreciate his graphic style and declined to feature his work. Two years after he first exhibited Tiger in a Tropical Storm, the year-old Rousseau officially retired from his work in the toll service to fully focus on his artistic ambitions.

It was the first of the jungle paintings for which the artist is chiefly known. It shows a tiger, illuminated by a flash of lightning, preparing to pounce on its prey in the midst of a raging gale. Unable to have a painting accepted by the jury of the Academie de peinture et de sculpture, Rousseau exhibited Tiger in a Tropical Storm in under the title Surpris! The painting received mixed reviews. Most critics mocked Rousseau's work as childish. The tiger's prey is beyond the edge of the canvas, so is it left to the imagination of the viewer to decide what the outcome will be, although Rousseau's original title Surprised!

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