The Abduction of Europa

Story About This Painting

Painting on Silk

Size: 75 x 65 cm

The subject of this painting is well known and was used by many painters and sculptors for centuries. Europa was always depicted as a tender frightened woman on the back of a terrible huge bull. In my, slightly ironic interpretation, Europa is not that young anymore and feels rather comfortable on the shoulders of the bull, which seems to have regrets now as to her abduction… or maybe she was the wrong one… The bull reminds a man that got married with a wrong woman…

This artwork is made with use of complicated author’s technique of batik and painting. This artwork is painted on the natural silk cloth with professional German silk paints, batik textile dyes, waxes, etc. (KREUL Javana). The paints are water based, do not smell, are fade and wash resistant (after fixing).

Signed on the front. 

Information

Size
75 x 65 cm
Year
2013

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