Exotic Landscape

Exotic Landscape
Artist Henri Rousseau
Year 1908
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Private Collection
Famous Paintings by Henri Rousseau
Tiger in a Tropical Storm
The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope
The Dream
A Carnival Evening
The Sleeping Gypsy
The Football Players
The Snake Charmer
Boy on the Rocks
Exotic Landscape
Complete Works

Henri Rousseau created the Exotic Landscape oil painting in 1908. It’s a primitivism style wildlife painting that is currently part of a private collection.


Rousseau enjoyed painting jungle scenes the most, as they were his most common pieces. Exotic Landscape does feature a jungle scene, but it is not the same as his other jungle paintings.


Exotic Landscape has rich shades of green used in the leaves, grass and trees of the jungle. There are oranges hanging from the trees that monkeys are picking up in the trees and on the ground. There is also a red and white bird perched up on a branch, which is in the center of the painting where the eye first looks. The sky above the jungle is a light blue with no clouds seen. The white lining on the leaves and on some of the grass make the green stand out and show a lot of detail.

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