Leda and the Swan Sculpture by Candice Russell

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Art Description

Sculpture: Clay, Plaster, Steel, Wood on Stone.

Pictured is the plaster maquette to be carved into stone. A horrifying scene plays out for the viewer, confronting an erotic tableau which historically as a misrepresentation of female sexuality. Gone is the wanton male gaze and in it’s place is the anger, grief and fear of sexual assault. The cognitive dissonance of the allegory contained in this myth is brought to an abrupt halt and questions the authors of subsequent works, depicting a sexual assault and rape is an erotic, banal and almost childish understanding on sexuality. The struggle for women to find their place in art is questioned. Using classical form as an evocation of the historical precedent of artistic study and the current culture in art.


Leda and the Swan

Candice Russell

United States


Size: 19 W x 15 H x 13 in

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Artist Recognition

link - Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Artist Recognition

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in New York