Fantastic jungles!

The content:

The children are going to create a 'Naïve' landscape inspired by the paintings of Henri Rousseau. The children are going to draw a tiger, a monkey and a lion. The foliage and vegetation will be made out of various papers collage.

The medium:

A2 Paper. Wax crayons and coloured paper.

What are we going to look at: 

Henri Julien Rousseau was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time.

Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognised as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists.