Chris Berens

Cecilia

mixed media on panel
18 x 13 cm 2020

Cecilia was the favorite and most celebrated of the many pets of the Duke of Milan. She is best known as the subject of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting the Ermine with a Lady. While posing for the painting, she invited Leonardo to meetings at which a menagerie of intellectuals discussed and studied human behavior.

CECILIA is a very confident, together lady. She knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it. She’s the toast of the town and can introduce you to just about anyone.

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