Leo E. Osborne: Leda and the Swan: Leda Redux (Framed) 46x25
Such an alluring painting with a deep and complicated read. Reminiscent of the "Job" posters of the Art Nouveau era, the imagery invokes the myth of Zeus, disguised as a swan, seducing Leda, who later lay with her husband, the king. Subsequently she produced two eggs, from which emerged Clytemnestra, Helen (of Troy) and Castor and Pollux. The swan can also symbolize, love, loyalty, divinity and self-love. There is much to embrace in this lyrical and sensual painting.