The Dream by Henri Rousseau


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What is the subject of Rousseau's The Dream?

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1. What does it mean to say the Rousseau was a Naive artist?

2. Which of these is not one of the ways that Rousseau studied jungle plants, animals, and space?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

The Dream is one of the most familiar paintings by French artist Henri Rousseau, who jolted the art world with his richly detailed paintings that revealed his love for vivid color and his complete lack of technical training and sophistication. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand how The Dream embodies the qualities and characteristics of Rousseau's art, which drew both praise and ridicule from art critics and connoisseurs, and how viewers have struggled to interpret the meaning of this painting that may be as simple and straight-forward as its title.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The subject of The Dream
  • Reactions to Rousseau's lack of training
  • Interpretations of The Dream
  • Rousseau's study of jungle plants and animals
  • The view of The Dream as an image of a Paris apartment

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Henri Rousseau to answer questions about The Dream
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Rousseau's training
  • Making connections - identify possible interpretations of the piece

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled The Dream by Henri Rousseau. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the elements of Rousseau's painting The Dream
  • Explain different interpretations of the painting
  • Know the sources of Rousseau's understanding of exotic plants and animals
  • Explain Rousseau's reputation as a Naive painter
  • Describe how Rousseau challenged traditional assumptions about art