LateRooms.com - Museo Guggenheim Bilbao welcomes Henri Rousseau exhibit

April 29, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
LateRooms.com reports art lovers with a penchant for Henri Rousseau creations may wish to head to the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, where a temporary exhibition of the legendary French artist's work will be displayed.

Beginning on May 25th 2010 and running until September 12th, the show is a centenary celebration of the painter's death in 1910, which will offer people staying at hotels in Bilbao a comprehensive experience of Rousseau's career.

The venue describes his work as "almost childlike" and noted that many of the new innovations of his day - he lived from 1844 to 1910 - are present in his work.

"Rousseau's work reveals his love of exotic themes and journeys-which, oddly, he never took-through landscapes or lush vegetation, as well as portraits of the natives of distant colonies or the traditional customs of French society," remarked the organisers.

Attendees of this wonderful exhibit will be treated to about 40 of his masterpieces, including his depictions of Paris, in addition to the jungle scenes that he created later on in his life.

An example of the work that people will be able to see at the art space is The Hungry Lion throws itself on the Antelope, which is an oil painting on a 200 x 300 cm canvas.

Opening hours at the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 (local time), with entrance costing 13 (£11.48).

If you're heading to the Henri Rousseau exhibit this year, we strongly advise that you book your hoteles en Bilbao as soon as possible, given the huge popularity of the event.


Editors Notes:

LateRooms.com is part of B2C sector of TUI Travel PLC's Accommodation and Destination Division. Also within this sector are AsiaRooms.com and Hotels-London.co.uk.

LateRooms.com is the UK's leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals in over 37,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.

LateRooms.com offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance whatever time, whatever day. No other accommodation site offers this flexibility.

LateRooms.com arms customers with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 540,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through LateRooms.com and actually stayed at the hotel.

LateRooms.com is the first online site to use VisitBritain's official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation.

To view LateRooms.com press pages, please see http://press.laterooms.com/