Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris: Artistic circle

Henri Rousseau The Snake Charmer

Henri Rousseau
The Snake Charmer 1907

Paris, Musée d'OrsayJacques Doucet bequest, 1936© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Rousseau moved to a studio in Montparnasse in 1893, and lived and worked in this lively district of Paris until his death in 1910. In his day, Montparnasse was a centre for artistic activity, frequented by various avant-garde artists, poets, writers and musicians who were important to Rousseau’s life, career and artistic legacy.

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris Pablo Picasso

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris: Artistic circle: Pablo Picasso

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris Fernand Léger

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris: Artistic circle: Fernand Leger: past Tate Modern exhibition

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris Guillaume Apollinaire

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris: Artistic circle: Guillaume Apollinaire: past Tate Modern exhibition