Aristide Maillol French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Petrie Court Café

The title refers to the mythological seduction of Leda by Zeus in the form of a swan, but Maillol eliminated the figure of the swan and relied upon the gesture of the seated female nude alone to suggest the subject.

Leda, Aristide Maillol (French, Banyuls-sur-Mer 1861–1944 Perpignan), Bronze, French, Paris

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