Constant Nieuwenhuys-Europa, 1992
Tom Haartsen

Europa

1992
130,0cm
x 97,0cm
linen
oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL

Depicts the myth of the Greek god Zeus, who transforms into a white bull to seduce the young Phoenician woman Europa without his wife Hera finding out. The painting is perhaps inspired by the signing of the Maastricht treatment (Treaty on the European Union) on February 7th, 1992 confirming the European Union and the Euro.

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