ERIC Number: ED449111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Imaginary World of Henri Rousseau. Teacher's Guide. School Arts: Looking/Learning.
While Henri Rousseau's work was not easily classified into any definitive artistic style of the time--impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, or cubism--it has been considered a forerunner of surrealism because of its dreamlike sensibility. This teaching guide provides information about Rousseau and his work, focusing on "Tropical Forest with Monkeys." The guide also discusses the key concepts in Rousseau's painting. It provides photographs of five of Rousseau's works and suggests activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art History, Artists, Elementary Secondary Education, Painting (Visual Arts), Surrealism
National Gallery of Art, 4th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20565. For full text: http://www.nga.gov/education/teachres.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.