Prince Siegfried has to choose a bride from all the girls present at his birthday party, but all he wants is to marry for love. To clear his mind, he goes hunting in the forest, where he sees a group of swans. The moment he wants to shoot, the swan turns into a beautiful woman dressed in a white dress made of swan feathers. She tells him that her name is Princess Odette and, like the other swans, she has been enchanted by the wizard Von Rothbart. Siegfried falls in love with Odette and promises to marry her. That’s the only way to break von Rothbart’s spell. “Come to the ball in the palace tomorrow, and I will choose you as my bride. The other women don’t interest me. I only want you! When we get married, the spell is broken and we can be happy together.” Siegfried swears never to break this promise. What’s next? Spoiler: The spell was broken, but they didn’t live happily ever after….
80 h x 60 0b x 0,3 d, oilpainting on aluminium
#watermixable oils, #waxpaint, #wax #encaustic (Part of a diptygh.)