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Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces or rapes Leda.According to many versions of the story, Zeus took the form of a swan and raped Leda on the same night she slept with her husband King Tyndareus.The subject of Leda and the Swan was a well-known myth through the Middle Ages, but emerged more prominently as a classicizing theme, with erotic overtones, in the Italian Renaissance.The painting depicts Leda as she grabs the red swan by the neck,a sign of possession and lust or a sexual gesture. The white color of the nightgown represents the loss of her purity. In this painting, Zeus is depicted as a red swan a symbol of rape, violence, lust. but in the bird form, he finds himself in the power of Leda which holds fast on his neck and he as the swan bits gently on her chin in a teasing kiss.The red flower symbolizes elegance and luxury and the mask is a sign of duality, the adulteress and the faithful wife.

Leda and the Red Swan

£700.00 Free UK Delivery
Artwork code
1023-53773
  • Size: 29.5 x 56.5 x 2 cm (11.6 x 22.2 x 0.8 inches)
  • oil on canvas
  • One-Off / Ready to Send
  • No Frame Required
Delivery time: This artist is based in Romania therefore delivery may take longer than usual.
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About the artwork

Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces or rapes Leda.According to many versions of the story, Zeus took the form of a swan and raped Leda on the same night she slept with her husband King Tyndareus.The subject of Leda and the Swan was a well-known myth through the Middle Ages, but emerged more prominently as a classicizing theme, with erotic overtones, in the Italian Renaissance.The painting depicts Leda as she grabs the red swan by the neck,a sign of possession and lust or a sexual gesture. The white color of the nightgown represents the loss of her purity. In this painting, Zeus is depicted as a red swan a symbol of rape, violence, lust. but in the bird form, he finds himself in the power of Leda which holds fast on his neck and he as the swan bits gently on her chin in a teasing kiss.The red flower symbolizes elegance and luxury and the mask is a sign of duality, the adulteress and the faithful wife.

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Dorina and Diana Pantea

Safir(Dorina Pantea) and Rifas(Diana Pantea) born on 11.23.1987, 28.04.1983 in Deva. Over the years of study in faculty, Ph.D. and MFA studies, we gained the experience and values necessary for any artist, also we consider that the diversity in ideas and concepts is an essential addition to the development and introduction of "innovation" in the Art World: "the image create the most magnificent cocktail of effect and sensation". What we mean is that we are, professionally trained and educated in both traditional and digital art, but always there are new things to learn, just to be given the chance to do so. The new values that we would bring through our creation in Art are that diversity and originality would be present in our ideas and ... (see more)

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