Related Objects

Leda

Artwork

Identifier:
1999.784.1
Artist:
Tim Fisher
Medium:
Oil on Wood
Date:
1997
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 80 in Width: 48 in
Description:
Debauched woman leaning on table with arm resting on dead swan. Out of doors: blue sky, trees, flowers, water.
Historical Context:
"Barefoot, pregnant, and empowered. Would Jupiter fare so well today? He left Leda and several other women in similar circumstances- raped and with child. Child support, equal rights, and birth control have altered many perspectives. Today, women are more empowered, aware of victimization, and accomplished; no longer treated as passive, irrational creatures, or the weaker sex. How far would Jupiter get with the likes of Oprah or Hillary?"
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Current Location:
Richard M. DeVos Center -> 2nd Floor (DEV)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building A; 2nd fl., Left of Rm. 210A