Leda and the Swan

This is a copy of Cesare da Sesto’s copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s lost masterpiece.
I’ve been obsessed with this painting for a very long time.
This is how I deal with obsession.
I’ve posted photographs of the work-in-progress underpainting, but this is just about done; I have a few details to work over.

'Leda and the Swan' Oil on wood. 2' x 2'

'Leda and the Swan' Oil on wood. 2' x 2'

2 Responses to “Leda and the Swan”

  1. Leda and the Swan has always been one of my favorite poems as well as one of my favorite subjects for art. I suppose it’s probably because so many American elide the t in my name, turning it into LeDa instead of Lita. But whatever the reason, it’s an intriguing subject for art.

  2. I like it because it’s about transmutation and transformation, the creativity that ensues when crossing boundaries…
    And ‘elide’ is my favorite new word!

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