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As indicated in your book Europe's symbol is also interpreted by American artists.
Recently, we saw a beautiful albaster sculpture. Apparently, it is now in private hands.
Bethesda, Maryland, 16_01_04Angela & Saïd Hitti
The Dutch contemporary, figurative painter Sam Drukker lives between Barcelona and The Hague. His use of brush and paint shows human figures in a very vivid and personal style. His 'Europe' shows a headstrong Europe, who needs the bull only as an expression of her own significance.
Oil, 140-140 cm Sam Drukker Europe,
From Myrte Gay-Balmaz Barcelona, february, 2004
Le Mythe d'Europe dans la grande histoire by Françoise Gange
edited by La Renaissance du Livre, Tournai, 2004
This is a study into the cultural background of the origine of the myth of Europe and Zeus. It explains the abduction of Europe by Zeus transformed into a bull. Europe represents the original matriarchal era of the mother goddess earth. She forcefully, is replaced by the Greek patriarchal society with Zeus as the supreme male skygod.
Vezenobres, Francoise Gange, 2 mars 2004
Exposition d'antiquaires à Tournai, 2003
Showing a beautiful rococco statue-group of white porcelain-biscuit of Europe sitting on the lying bull accompanied by 5 maids of honour. The statue measures 45-23-34 cm. The group is a depiction of the painting of Jean François Lemoi(y)ne, 1688-1737, of 1725, now in the Puschkin Museum of Moscow. A cupper engraving of Laurent Cars, 1699-1771, is shown in Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin.
The Biscuit is signed 'HRock' but there is no mark of a factory, except for a number 3340-3. The name HRock is not present in German/Austrian porcelain data. A French origin seems more obvious.
The engraving of Laurent Cars shows in the right corner a sixth maiden not represented on the Biscuit.
Tournay, april, 2004.
The international known artist Nicos Kouroussis presented recently in Nicosia (Lefkosia) numerous interpretations of the Europa myth by electronic collage of old famous paintings of the myth as well as from artphoto's by the artist himself.
The first image is a photocollage on the basis of photos made by the artist. The modern Europa lies sunning on the beach, dreaming away. In the shadow below her the contour of a galloping bull appears. Is it a sign of coming events, or a vision of the future.
The above photo is a mosaic of about 30 interpretations of the myth in the Medieval Kastelliotissa Hall in Lefkosia in Mai 2004. Visitors are invited to walk over the prints, like the Romans tread on their floormosaics. Symbolically, the visitors violate the mosaic like the bull violated Europa. This modern Europa mosaic will be exhibitioned on one of the footcrossings of the Olympic Games in Greece this year. Lefkosia, May 25, 2004 Gloria Kassianidou, Gloria Gallerie.
Amsterdam Artfair, KunstRai, may 2004
At this KunstRai I ran into this ceramic of Europe on the bull accompanied by a goddess, from Lies Cosijn. She is one of the first postwar artists of the Dutch free ceramic movement.
The Hague, june 2004 Mevr. Mr. J. Renardel de Lavalette