Leonardo Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #1
This is a very well known scene with Leda and the Swan. The story from Greek Mythology states that Zeus took form as a swan and seduces/rapes Leda. They have two sets of twins which can be seen in the bottom left coming out of their eggs. Evidently it was less explicit to show her having sex with a swan than a man. This story is depicted in many works of art throughout the centuries, but Leonardo Da Vinci does a great job of using design to make his masterpiece. Let’s see how he might’ve constructed his work with the techniques found in the canon of design.