Alfred Firmin Loisy Still-Life Painting - Leda and the swan
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Alfred Firmin Loisy
Leda and the swan

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Impressionism probably remains the most fascinating period of modern art. At the time, over a century ago, it was avant-garde or revolutionary. The Impressionists protested against traditional academic techniques and the application of those techniques to historical, religious and mythological subjects. It is understandable, then, that Loisy, who was himself a revolutionary modernist, should paint “Leda and the swan.” It is executed in a persuasive, personal and sensitive Impressionist style. This painting of “Leda and the Swan,” painted somewhere between 1890 and 1910, bears the signature of A. de Loisy. Loisy never exhibited his paintings at any of the annual or semiannual exhibitions of works of art in France. There are, however, very compelling reasons to believe that the Abbé Loisy, the French linguist, biblical scholar, philosopher of religion, theologian and poet, painted this painting for his own pleasure or for a colleague or friend.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Signed "A. de Loisy", Lower Left
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 36.38 in. x W 29 in.H 92.41 cm x W 73.66 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    LU56711972613
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Framed size 46" x 38.5"Price: $25,000
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