LEDA Maid of Athens 2007 - x +
Leda2007maid

CN: Leda2007maid

MT: graphite on paper, glazed within wooden frame (18x10 / F:29x22x1)

TX: signed with pencil at lower right of picture diagonally in Greek <Leda / 2007>

DN: Ms. Leda Vardinoyiannis - 2009

LC: Attica Tradition Educational Foundation, Athens

CM: The present work is from a small group of works created by Leda Vardinoyiannis and kindly offered to the art collection of the school she loved. It presents a modern version of the Maid of Athens with whom Lord Byron passionately fell in love and for whom he wrote the namesake poem in 1809. Here, Leda represents the head of the maid in profile as an ancient Greek woman with straight nose and rounded chin. She has long hair decorated with laurel leaves. She wears a modern necklace of pearls that is echoed on her imprimée dress. In the background over her shoulder appears a pomegranate, which symbolizes abundance and wealth.

[Megakles Rogakos 03/2009]

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