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La Dama

La Dama

2005
(Argentine, b. 1957)
Overall: 152.4 x 121.6 cm (60 x 47 7/8 in.)
Gift of RES 2019.156
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This work is a modern reinterpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Lady with an Ermine.

Description

The ermine in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting has been interpreted as a symbol of moderation or as a symbol for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, since the sitter was his mistress. Stolkiner (known as RES) and collaborator Constanza Piaggio have replaced the pet ermine with the severed head of a pig, which has been considered a symbol of both gluttony and chauvinism.
  • 2005
    RES (the artist)
    Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
    June 3, 2019
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • {{cite web|title=La Dama|url=false|author=Raúl Eduardo Stolkiner|year=2005|access-date=14 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2019.156