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Uploaded on:
05/08/2011 18:59
File Size:
2.45 MB
3014 x 2480 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 8902
Original Filename: fa000079_d01_ab10.jpg
Description: 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
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Painting
Subject tags:
fine art
Other Keywords: oil painting,PCF,bull,god,foliage,mountains,

File info

Size: 2.45 MB; 3014 x 2480 pixels; 255 x 210 mm (print at 300 DPI); 797 x 656 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: FA000079