Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened Swan

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant birds. In Threatened Swan, we witness the fierce, protective, and powerful nature of motherhood. Yet, we are witnessing something more than just a wildlife scene. We are witnessing a political commentary through dramatic symbols. … Continue reading Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened Swan