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Rape of Leda, mythology, oil painting, feminist perspective


"What's This?" describes the moment just before Leda's violation. It is a response to Ragain's opening lines: " I lie in the wreckage of my longing which called him down to me. I remember myself before Zeus settled over me,..... That world is gone." As a prequel my point is to create ambiguity. What longing? Why the piglet and nest? What does her expression reveal to you?