I remember vividly the painting we had on the wall of our living room when I was about six years old. It was dark and mysterious, the strangely geometric jungle plants hinted that there was more to the story of the “Snake Charmer” by Henri Rousseau. Michel Hoog in his book on Henri Rousseau wrote that “Many critics, even those not fond of Rousseau, have quite rightly evoked Persian, Japanese, or medieval models when writing of his Jungle pictures. Are those sumptuous vegetal decors, in which the spread of fantastic greenery is punctuated by marvelous, multicolored flowers, a reminiscence of the so called mille fleurs tapestries of the late Middle Ages…”
Why am I talking about Henri Rousseau? Well, when I first saw the following music video by MGMT, it strangely reminded me of his jungle paintings. But I may be the only one who thinks so. Enjoy!