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Tiger Talks

A 10-minute talk every Friday in May to mark Rousseau's birthday.

Friday 21 May is the birthday of one of the most famous 'amateur' artists, Henri Rousseau. Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised!) (1891) is a great example of Rousseau's imaginative approach. It portrays a crouching tiger caught in the middle of a storm - strong winds and driving rain slant across the whole painting in an intricate diagonal pattern.

The National Gallery is marking Rousseau's birthday with a 10 minute talk on this painting on Friday 21 May, and every other Friday throughout May. Meet at 4pm in front of the picture in Room 44.


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Date and Time:

21 May 2004 at 4:00 pm


30 minutes



National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
+44 20 77 47 28 85

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Free, no tickets required

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Meet at 4pm in front of the picture in Room 44.

Tel: 020 7747 2885 for public enquiries.

Tel: 020 7747 2596 for press information.

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