Leda & The Swan - after Boris Mikhaïlov -Fotozeit Salzau VII by Laura Courtney
Limited Edition for 10, signed. A mythical landscape as the backdrop for one of the great human myths that has inspired poets and painters for centuries.
A high quality giclée print unframed.
'Leda & The Swan' - after Boris Mikhaïlov “Fotozeit Salzau VII"
40 x 30 cm
Giclée Print (Hahnemüle German Etching paper) of an Original artwork is oil and wax on board.
Print version of original work on high quality Hahnemüle German Etching Giclée paper
‘All work is checked in Paris and signed by the artist before shipping. Due to Covid 19 delays in the postal service, shipments can take from 10 to 21 business days after purchase for all shipping outside of France.'
This work is the centre piece of a body of work inspired by mythology, the timeless wisdom of The Vedas and European landscapes. Ancient Vedic texts describe the material world arising from a cosmic triad of forces, creation, maintenance and destruction. The force of maintenance is necessary for the other 2 to exist with integrity for at least some passage of time and then move to the opposite state. From this interplay comes Nature, the human narrative and the great leveller, Time. Kings, kingdoms, species and life as we know it comes and goes but the greatest creator Nature remains and that is a world without end. The story of Leda and the Swan has inspired poets and artists throughout our civilisation. For me there exists a tantalising, innocent moment as Leda (who has perhaps never seen a swan) is so enraptured by the beauty of this unique animal and unaware of it’s true status, beckons to it, thereby sealing her fate and the tragic outcome that continues for generations.