DATE WORK WAS MADE: 1915-1923 GALLERY WHERE VIEWED: HENRY ART GALLERY WORK MADE IN THE USA
The entire portrait plus its background is brown in color, with slight variation in the color’s intensity. The upper left corner of the image shows an abstracted form of a woman’s hair. The outside perimeter of her hair is painted in dark brown color, unlike her face which is light brown. Immediately beneath the woman’s hair is her neck and chest representation, both at the left center and left bottom positions of the image. On the right bottom corner is what appears to be a hand folded inwards at the wrist position. The hand’s palm is obscured but one can observe three fingers, the thumb, middle finger and the small finger. The hand is folded inwardly as if to support the woman’s face. Her face is portrayed as having closed eyes and a long nose extending downwards.
Leda and the Swan portrait assumes a two dimensional form with definite width and height but lacks definite depth. Close visualization on the piece of art indicates that Leda’s portrait is organic rather than being geometric. Organic form of the painting is attributed to the fact that Leda’s image appears irregular and asymmetrical. Still on the aspect of form and shape, this portrait appears abstracted rather than being realistic. Despite being derived from a woman’s figure, its source is not immediately apparent. Therefore, Leda’s portrait is an abstracted version of a realistic image. With respect to spatial orientation, objects contained within the image constitute a positive form of space. This positive aspect is based on the fact that there is no definite relation between the image’s placement and the surrounding