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La charmeuse de serpents

La Charmeuse de serpents is a 1907 painting by Henri Rousseau, commissioned by the artist Robert Delaunay's mother, Berthe, comtesse de Delaunay. This painting was first exhibited at the Vth Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1907. It is now on display at the Musée d'Orsay. It was bought by Jacques Doucet for 50,000 francs and donated to the Louvre. This painting depicts a naked woman charming snakes, seen against the light in the moonlight, with only her silhouette and two luminous eyes visible, and who may be black. She is in a jungle by the water. This painting is part of his theme of exotic jungles, with exuberant, invented flora (inspired by the greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes), in which the painter stages ferocious battles between a wild beast and its prey (as in Combat de tigre et buffle in 1891) or characters in harmony with nature (as in Le Rêve in 1910). His asymmetrical composition, bold colours, naïve, precise brushstrokes and fantastic universe heralded Surrealism and [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the naïve art style.


« La charmeuse de serpents » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.


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