Zeus and Europa by strangeling

Zeus and Europa

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Added: Mar 08, 2012
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I've always loved the story of Zeus & Europa, and since it's been portrayed throughout the centuries (millennia even) in many forms of artwork, I thought I'd like to paint my own!  Zeus (the god) fell in love with a Phoenician beauty named Europa.  So - he does the sensible thing, turning himself into a bull and tricking her into sit on his back so that he could run into the sea and seduce her (but of course!).  I went with a painting with a more sweet version reminiscent of the Rococo depictions.  Also, I think cows are beautiful when decorated with flowers.   My own original acrylic painting.

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