Leda and The Swan

Louis Icart (French, 1888 -1950) – Leda and The Swan, 1934 (Etching and aquatint, varnished) – Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? The hubris of predictions and our perpetual surprise when the not-predicted happens. We concentrate on things we already know but we fail to predict the impossible. The history of a thousand days that tell you nothing about what is to happen next…

Louis Icart - Leda and The Swan


No Problem

„Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem. – – – One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic. – – – It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin – (Photography by Ferdinando Scianna – Dismantled statue of Stalin, Budapest, 1990)