At the beginning of the school year we read The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau. Do you remember how he taught himself to paint? Do you remember how he kept entering contests and being told how terrible his work was? But finally he painted The Sleeping Gypsy and everything changed.
Mordicai Gerstein used that painting to create a whole new story called The Sleeping Gypsy. Using that idea, I thought it might be fun to tell the stories behind other famous works of art.
Here are a few. If you’re inspired, leave your story in a comment. Have fun!