Abduction of Europa

Europa was in Greek mythology the daughter of a Phoenician king. To abduct this goddess, Zeus disguised himself as a bull, so that he wouldn’t be recognized by Hera, and carried her to Crete.

Europa era na mitologia grega filha dum rei fenício. Para a raptar Zeus disfarçou-se de touro com a finalidade de Hera não se aperceber e levou-a para Creta.

Jean Cousin the elder (1500-ca 1593)-'the rape of Europa'-oil on panel-ca 1550    Blois-Musée du Château  

Caesar Boetius van Everdinger (ca 1615-1678)-'the rape of Europa'-oil on canvas    Montreal-National Gallery of Canada

Luca Giordano (1632-1706)-'the rape of Europa'-oil on canvas-ca 1675    St Petersburg-Hermitage

Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre (1714-1789)-'the rape of Europa'-oil on canvas-1750    Dallas-Museum of Art      

Johann Heinrich Tischbein (1722-1789)-'the rape of Europa'-oil on canvas-ca 1760    Private collection

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