Seduction in #Art : Paintings that Tempted the World ( part 1 ) „𝘓𝘦𝘥𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘸𝘢𝘯” by Leonardo da Vinci (1510)
Hardly one would argue that the most famous work done by da Vinci is La Gioconda or Mona Lisa. However, the attractiveness of its main character (presumably, wife of the merchant Francesco del Giocondo) is doubtful despite her magnetic glance whereas another painting by Leonardo da Vinci is a true temptation. We are talking about his “Leda and the Swan”. According to Greek mythology, the God Zeus turns into a swan to seduce a mortal woman of unique beauty called Leda who later bears Zeus children. Remarkably, the original painting by da Vinci has been lost what inspired other artists to create their own versions of Leda and the Swan. Among them were Cesare da Sesto, Paul Rubens, Paul Cezanne and many others.