The Rape of Europa

Code :  ARARPI0125544

725.00

The Rape of Europa

Code :  ARARPI0125544

725.00
Product Details

Work title:  Il ratto di Europa

Time:  XVIII Century - 1700

Subject:  Allegorical / Mythological Subject

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description:
Oil painting on canvas. The scene depicts the beautiful girl on the back of the bull that has kidnapped her, running in the middle of the clouds, surrounded by cherubs. The Greek myth tells that Zeus noticed the beautiful princess together with her maids on the seashore, where Europa loved to bathe and pick flowers. Zeus immediately fell in love with her and in order not to frighten the girls he assumed the shape of a white bull, starting to graze the grass of the meadow. The girls, seeing him calm, began to caress him and even Europa got on his back. Then the bull leapt and began a long run, with scared Europa clinging tightly to him, to the island of Crete, where the god revealed himself and celebrated his union with the girl. The work has a strong scenic impact, with very animated figures and vivid colors, among which the red of the mantle with which the cherubs cover the escape stands out, a symbol of the love that prompted Zeus to act. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in a period frame.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of wear.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 95
Width: 114
Depth: 6

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 82
Width: 102

Additional Information

Pittura:
La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Oil on canvas:
The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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