|Digital Media Bank ID:||8902|
Europa and the Bull. Europa is seated on the crouching 'bull',the god Zeus in disguise who seems to lick her foot. Her maids hold her. Amoretti float above this group; another stands on the bull's forepaw; another, horizontal, is seen above an ill-defined trio at left. Dark foliage and mountains behind.
This painting depicts the popular subject of Europa and the bull. Two attendants place Europa on the back of the bull, whose form the god Zeus has taken. The scene is set in a landscape. The trees on the right of the composition effectively frame the figures, while the plain leading back to distant mountains adds to the atmosphere of the work.
|Categories:||Collections / Fine Art, Timeline/ Tudor (1485-1603), Collections / Fine Art/ Oil Paintings|
Copyright & Re-use
|Credit Line:||Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove|
Object or Artwork info
|Type (of Object or Artwork):||Painting|
|Other Keywords:||oil painting,PCF,bull,god,foliage,mountains,|
|Size:||2.45 MB; 3014 x 2480 pixels; 255 x 210 mm (print at 300 DPI); 797 x 656 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|
|Linked Accession no.:||FA000079|