Shortly before his death in 1910, Henri Rousseau debuted a striking new painting at the Parisian Salon des Independents. On the one hand, the composition channelled a theme – the jungle – that he had looked to in earlier compositions. This painting, though, entitled The Dream went beyond these earlier works to conjure a remarkably luscious and exotically colourful work. It was this painting that would go on to secure Rousseau’s recognition as one of the most significant artists of the modern art age, and it is also this painting that is the subject of this fascinating book, Henri Rousseau: The Dream by New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Featuring spectacular illustrations and insightful commentary by one of the museum’s curators, this book is an ideal addition to one’s art library. Read more here.