Henri Rousseau was renowned for his botanical and floral drawings. Flattened 3-D forms abstracted through pattern and repetition. Deep greens, outlines, and gentle gradations in value are what Rousseau was all about. Rousseau never actually visited jungles. He was so inspired by France's botanical gardens, taxidermy, and illustrated books that when he took paint to brush his canvases reflected the impact these things had on him. The man never left France.