In this painting titled 'The Hungry Lion Attacking An Antelope,' Rousseau depicts a jungle scene that accurately represents the Circle of Life. Although Rousseau had never been to the jungle, he was able to imagine this scene (like many others) and paint them. The main elements and principles used are color, texture, space, [lack of] proportion, and contrast. Most of the painting is green because of the plant life, so the tan animals contrast against the green. Additionally, the orange sun in the background also creates contrast because of color. The monochromatic plants have a lot of texture, which creates depth in the painting. The animals themselves lack texture, forcing them to stand out because they look very unrealistic and childish compared to the plants. There is little to no open space in the painting, which moves your eyes around, keeping the viewer interested. There is an owl hidden in the leaves near the sun, which makes the viewer look closer for any more wildlife. There is also a panther on the right side of the painting on a tree branch. Rousseau's paintings usually lack proportion, meaning most of his works include unrealistic sizing of the subjects. However, in this painting, the plants are much larger than the animals, which makes the jungle setting realistic and the use of proportion apparent. Although his use of proportion seems realistic in this painting, the painting still appears childlike with "boxy" subjects. This painting represents the theme of Fauvism because the painting is of wild beasts, which is the direct translation of "Fauvisme" and "les Fauves." The Circle of Life and predator/prey is shown because the lion is preying on the antelope for survival. The elements and principles of design enforce the blunt mood and feeling of the painting because it is very real and straightforward. Overall, Rousseau's painting style can easily be identified as his because of his unique techniques. It is blunt, realistic and true while still seeming childlike because of his lack of training.