Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris

Directed by Carroll Moore

Year: 2006
Running Time: 35
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris

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Directed by Carroll Moore


French artist Henri Rousseau (1844–1910) has often been considered a naive painter, but his work was much admired by Pablo Picasso and other members of the Parisian avantgarde. Despite Rousseau’s ravishing depictions of jungle scenes, he never went beyond France’s borders. His “jungles” were creative reworkings of images culled from the popular press and visits to the zoos and botanical gardens of Paris. This film examines Rousseau’s career in the context of the French obsession with the exotic in the later nineteenth century during the nation’s colonial expansion. Drawing on rare archival footage, photos, and ephemera from the period, the film also features present-day footage from Rousseau’s Parisian “jungles”— the parks, gardens, and greenhouses that fueled his imagination — and interviews with contemporary scholars.

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