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Francois Boucher - Leda and the Swan


Description of the artwork «Francois Boucher - Leda and the Swan»

The plot about Leda and the swan is a classic story of the seduction of a young woman, the wife of the Spartan king by Zeus, who took the form of a large white bird. As a plot, this legend was very popular both in art and in literature. In Boucher's interpretation, the scene takes on a fleshly, erotic sound; Leda's body looks earthy and sexy. At the same time, the French author makes the canvas with its inherent ease - frivolous and glossy, it does not evoke any particular base associations.
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Mythological scene

Style of art: Rococo

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