King cobra

Werner Horvath: "King Cobra", oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2010.

This painting is part of the giant composition "War and Peace" by Werner Horvath, which consists of 100 oil paintings fitting together (see below): 

The painting "King Cobra" works as the new head  of the "Echidna", known from the Greek mythology. It is said, that she is the mother of all existing monsters.

Werner Horvath: "War and Peace" (left inner part).