Silver print, vintage 34,5 x 27,7cm / 13,6 x 10,9 inch
The name "Cygnus" (Swan in Latin), gives to this constellation, comes to us from the astronomer Ptolemy. He named it because of its general shape.
Several characters from Greek mythology change into a swan in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The most famous is of course Zeus, who turns into this bird to seduce Leda.