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Leda and the Swan by Leonardo Da Vinci. Painting analysis, large resolution images, user comments, slideshow and much more. Karen Essex is the author of Kleopatra, Pharaoh, Stealing Athena, Dracula in Love, and the international bestseller Leonardo's Swans, which won Italy's. Leonardo was very absorbed with the theme of Leda during the time he was working on Mona Lisa and while in Milan he made many sketches of the swans in.


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Leda and the Swan

Why is it that women of power are generally left out of the history books? Do you think that if the marriages had been reversed and Beatrice would have wed Francesco, the outcome for both sisters—indeed, the outcome for the duchy of Milan—would have leonardo s swans more successful?

She went on to become leonardo s swans great collector and patron of the arts and a strong political influence in Italy and beyond.

Did she emerge as your favorite character, or did you have more sympathy for Beatrice? Is survival the most important goal after all?

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The tarot deck was invented at the court of Milan and painted most famously by the artist Bonifacio Bembo. The cards reflected the nature of other playing cards leonardo s swans the day and were used to play a Game of Triumphs, or trumps, as is referred to in the novel.

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It seems, at first, that Isabella will enjoy domesticity leonardo s swans Francesco, while unhappy Beatrice is useful to her husband only as a vehicle for breeding sons—a situation further complicated by Ludovico's infatuation with the more beautiful Isabella.

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Leonardo was very absorbed with the leonardo s swans of Leda during the time he was working on Mona Lisa and while in Milan he made many sketches of the swans in the moat around the Castello. The picture was described by Cassiano del Pozzo in ; at this stage it was in the leonardo s swans collection in Fontainebleau: A standing figure of Leda almost entirely naked, with the swan at her and two eggs, from whose broken shells come forth four babies, This work, although somewhat dry in style, is exquisitely finished, especially in the woman's breast; and for the rest of the landscape and the plant life are rendered with the greatest diligence.

Unfortunately the picture is in a bad state because it is done on three long panels which have split apart and broken off a certain amount leonardo s swans paint.

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However the picture is known from many copies, of which the earliest are probably the Spiridon Leda, perhaps by a studio assistant and now in the Uffizi[1] and the one at Wilton House in Leonardo s swans.