The painting Leda and the Swan play on the realistic yet impossible experiences resulting from beauty. The golden yellow and brown tones used to depict two female nudes with a swan create an ethereal and fantasy-like setting that allows for any story to be true. The oil painting belongs to Sotoko´s series Eros and Us, which explores the concept of love and sex. Shipping Details Carefully rolled up in a large hard plastic tube . About the Artist Miguel Angel Castrillo Fernandez is an artist based in Santa Pola, Spain creating oil paintings focusing on the nude human figure.
Under the stage name Sotoko, the human figure is the prominent focus and theme throughout Castrillo´s art practice. For Castrillo, nude art provides him a venue to illustrate the most basic and primitive instincts of humans. Furthermore, his oil paintings capture primal characteristics that still accompany our society even as we evolve.
More specifically, his practice finds inspiration from the Renaissance and the revival of Classical forms and styles. He embraces a naturalistic realism, yet illusionist painting techniques used in Renaissance artworks. Additionally, he is fond of Italian painter Sandro Botticelli´s work and portrayal of the nude. However contemporary artists such as Scottish painter Peter Howson inform his practice as well.
Currently, Castrillo´s work displays permanently at the San Joaquín y Santa Ana Museum in Valladolid, Spain. His works have exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in London, Portugal, and Spain. Most notably, Sotoko showed twice in the Salón Erótico in Barcelona in the 2017 and 2019.
Castrillo´s strives to continue creating large erotic paintings while incorporating new ideas. more »
LEDA AND THE SWANBy Sotoko
- One of a Kind
- Size: 64,96 X 70,86 X 0,1 inches (actual image size)
- This artwork is sold unframed
- Signed and numbered on the front
- Style: Storytelling, Pop Art
- Subject: Lesbian, Female
- Other $200.00