The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel, Amanda Hall

This Brain Pickings article kept me in raptures and surfing this morning.

Henri Rousseau’s Heartening Story of Success after a Lifetime of Rejection, Illustrated by Maria Popova: How a kind old man who spent his life in poverty, worked as a toll collector, and was entirely self-taught became one of the world’s greatest artists.

One night, he dreams up a painting of which he is especially proud, depicting a lion looking over a sleeping gypsy with friendly curiosity.

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