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Domenico Piola,1627-1703, was in his time the most prominent painter, drawer, frescopainter of Genua. His studio was called Casa Piola, where he worked with sons, brother, son in law and ohter colleques.His drawings and duplicates from his Casa were quite successful and are still to be found on international art auctions. Looking at his Europa-myth drawing, 33_02 one can understand why. My study mentions his drawing, p.153, but not his painting.
His painting,33_01, has more a baroquish exaltation. Europa does not
appear to realize what is happening; she is overcome by fright. Only,
the little cupido's give a light touch, indicating love is in the air. On the other hand, the drawing shows an Europa looking much more in command of the situation and the cupido's are looking on in exultation. Surely, a more popular sight..
The painting has been on several exhibitions in the last century, such as Genua (several times), Florence and more recently in Antwerp as part of a Europalia-Italy project in 2003/4. The painting is part of the Collezione d'Arte della Banca Carige, Via Cassa Di Risparmio, Genua
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Loek Bos, 1946 - ..., is a wellknown Dutch painter and sculptor. In 2003 he became President of the Hague Artists Society, "Pulchri Studio" He is especially known for his life-size statues of some prominent Dutch political figures from the post war period. His recent bronze Europa myth could be admired in an exposition of his works in Pulchri Studio , The Hague, and later in an art exposition in the main church of the Vauban star-fortified town Naarden in North Holland..
This statuette is about 26 cm. and has not been reproduced. Europa appears rather convinced of her mission, bringing
tulips, from the East to her continent.
February, 6, The Hague from Mr. L. de Leede
On prints and auctions artistic objects of the painter Henri
Deluermoz, 1876 - 1943, appear to attract more and more interest.
He concentrates on natural images of real life animals. His sister, stagename Germaine Dermoz, was a wellknown silent-movie and stage actress in Paris of 'les Années Folles'.
His Europa in the spirit of those years, gives the impression of the liberated woman, exuberant on the bull, but in full command.
The Hague, March 8, an auction participant