Lady with an Ermine is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci from 1489-1490. The painting shows Cecilia Gallerani, mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, holding a white ermine against her breast. The use of an ermine, a symbol of purity, suggests that Cecilia was Sforza's mistress and was considered virtuous.
Kascho's reinterpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine is a vivid and colorful portrayal of Cecilia Gallerani's inner state. Rather than focusing on her outward appearance, Kascho has used a vibrant color palette to depict her emotions and personality. The ermine she is clutching to her breast is no longer white, but in bright shades of green with a touch of red, symbolizing her Cecilia's passionate nature. Her gaze is intense and penetrating. The background is no longer a muted beige, but a riot of color with bold strokes depicting the excitement and energy of the moment. In Kascho's reinterpretation, the Lady with an Ermine is not a static portrait, but a dynamic and expressive depiction of a complex and fascinating woman.
Size: 150 x 100 cm
Material: Portrait on canvas. Painted with acrylic paint.