Leonardo da Vinci, Freud and artist painter Eric Bourdon…
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French artist Eric Bourdon's improvisational painting inspired by 'The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne', a work by Leonardo da Vinci in which Sigmund Freud saw a vulture. But from the same artwork, the contemporary painter Eric Bourdon imagine many other creatures, and at least 3 elephant trunks missed by Freud !...
LEONARDO DA VINCI
The vulture, that Sigmund Freud guessed was hidden in the folds of the garment of the Virgin, was the center of Freud's speculations about Leonardo da Vinci's alleged homosexuality and views on women in his book Leonardo da Vinci and a memory of his childhood (1910).
The Virgin and Child
with Saint Anne
Oil painting on wood
66 x 51'' / 168 x 130 cm
by Leonardo da Vinci
On the same basis one can imagine many other creatures
(and at least 3 elephant trunks missed by Freud !). This requires considering that the projections of the imagination reveal what their author wants to see, not an objective reality.
The game - or the work in full awareness - of the imagination makes it possible to multiply the
creative possibilities (while also allowing oneself to add or remove freely some elements on the way).