Before abandoning our wild swan ride, I wanted to pay
a little homage to one of art's most explored and exploited mythical themes.
The erotic and aesthetic potential of this tale of passion between gods and mortals,
animal and human forms has inspired countless artists throughout history,
and has not yet lost its power of attraction.
Anatoly Arapov, 1905
Karen Knorr, The Purple Room (Leda)
Emanuel Schongut, 1980
Jerzy Flisak, The story of sin, 1975
Sidney Nolan, 1960
Indeed, swan lore and symbolism is a very rich and fascinating
subject, worthy of deeper and wider explorations.
The nice post on Magpie and whiskeyjack is a good place to start...
Catrin Welz-Stein, The second look