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Sculptor Jaroslav Horejc from Czechia lived from 1886-1983. He was a professor at the Praque School of Industrial Art. He worked with brons and engraved glass designs. Bronzes of classic goddesses are a.o. Medusa and Amphitrite.


This bronze relief is executed with two patina colours. A powerful Bull and a gracious Europa. To be found in the Hradec Museum Kralove, Czechia

July 5 Kralove                         Nienke Koster, Amsterdam


Jits Bakker is a well known Dutch artist, He made numerous drawings, waterpaintings, litho's, oils, sculptures in bronze and stone, glassmosaïcs and juwelry. And of course the Europe myth had his attention in oil, bronze and marble


Europe lost on the back of this impressive bull can be seen in his statue garden at the Bilt, Netherlands. A similar statue in bronze will be placed this summer in front of the city hall of Kuru, the old capital of Finland in memory of Finland joining the European Union in 1995.

De Bilt, 07-08-06                    with the courtesy of Jits Bakker


Now  Slovenia (former Austria and Yougoslavia), memberstate of the Europian Union, features the Europe symbol in the form of a fountain in front of the university of its capital Ljubljana. It is from the in 1900 Austrian born,  painter, graphic artist and sculptor, Tone Kralj (1975)

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Europe triumphant on top of the bull

Brussels, 01-09-06                                 Thierry Meeùs


The wellknown Swiss painter Victor Ruzo (or. Rutz), 1913-  , has his own museum in Motreux-Territet. He is placed between Picasso and Dali. His palette covers the whole spectrum from realism to surrealism. His later work has been painted upon aluminium. In 1997 his house burned down , 5000 of his paintings were lost.

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These are Indian/Chinese inks.  No.I is 1960 (120/70 cm) Europa's abduction; No.II is from 1966 (100/65 Cm) 2nd interpretation; No.III also from 1966 (72/102cm) Zeus abondening Europa. Bull/Zeus has the head of the painter. Does he represents the Swiss? In this last print he appears to foresee Swiss rejection of the referendum on entering the European Union in 1992. With Norway the richest European countries don't seem to be able to show co-responsibility for Europe's future.         .

Montreux 2-10-06                                    A European Swiss


Gijsbert van Oosten studied at the architectonics institutes 'Academie bouwkunst' in Rotterdam & Amsterdam, followed by the plastic art institute 'Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunst at the Hague. He works in bronze, with paint on paper, and with wooden sculptures. The oils are abstract, the woods go from abstract to human figures, like his bronze statues. Europa and the bull is probably one of his most figurative images.


measurements, 40 - 50 - 13 cm

                             A joyous bull with a triumphant Europa.

  Spotted in Algemeen Dagblad,26/10

  Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel, 03-11-06


An Italian surprise. Member EU countries can issue special Euro-coins to memorize an event. In 2004 the Italian Parliament approved the proposed European Constitution, which was subsequently voted down in referenda in France and The Netherlands impairing the progress of European democratic interests in the world. Nevertheless the Italian Government, convinced of the importance of such a Constitution, issued in 2005 a Commemorative Euro of the year old approval of the Italian people of  The proposed Europesan Constitution.



The 2-Euro coin shows Europa sitting on the bull reading the Costituzione Europea

3 december 2006,                      From Rome.