Rembrandt - The Abduction of EuropaRegular priceRs. 2,299 Sale priceRs. 2,669
Introducing our Rembrandt collection of Art History! This eye-catching piece is the perfect addition to any space, whether you're looking to add a touch of colour or inject some personality into your décor. The rich colours are sure to brighten up any room, and the rustic archival outlook adds class to any modern setting. This print comes ready to hang, making it easy and convenient to enjoy. So go ahead and spoil yourself — add a touch of personality and colour to your home today with our evergrowing Renaissance Collection.
About the Original Painting:
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn's The Abduction of Europa (1632) is one of his rare mythological subject paintings. The work is oil on a single 78.7cm x 64.6cm oak panel and is now located in the J. Paul Getty Museum. The inspiration for the painting is Ovid's Metamorphoses, part of which tells the tale of Zeus's seduction and capture of Europa. The painting shows a coastal scene with Europa being carried away in rough waters by a bull while her friends remain on shore with expressions of horror. Rembrandt combined his knowledge of classical literature with the interests of the patron in order to create this allegorical work. The use of an ancient myth to impart a contemporary thought and his portrayal of the scene using the High Baroque style are two strong aspects of the work.
In the Metamorphoses, the ancient Roman poet Ovid told a story about the god Jupiter, who disguised himself as a white bull to seduce the princess Europa away from her companions and carry her across the sea to the distant land that would bear her name. During his long career, Rembrandt rarely painted mythological subjects. Here he conveys a narrative story through dramatic gestures and visual effects. Bewildered, Europa grasps the bull's horn, digs her fingers into his neck, and turns back to look at her companions on the water's edge. One young woman falls to the ground and raises her arms in alarm, dropping the flower garland intended for the bull's neck into her lap, while her friend clasps her hands in consternation and watches helplessly. The carriage driver above rises to his feet and stares at the departing princess in horror. In the background, a city shrouded in mist extends along the horizon, perhaps serving as an allusion to the ancient city of Tyre as well as to contemporary Amsterdam. The dark thicket of trees to the right contrasts with the pink and blue regions of the sea and sky. Sunlight breaks through the clouds and reflects off the water, but the sky behind the trees is dark and foreboding. A master of visual effects, Rembrandt took pleasure in describing the varied textures of sumptuous costumes and glittering gold highlights on the carriage and dresses.
(Source credit: Google Arts & Culture, Wikipedia)
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