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Rape of Europa

A work made of brush and brown oil paint, with black chalk, heightened with white oil paint, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of brush and brown oil paint, with black chalk, heightened with white oil paint, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1652-1705

Artist:

Luca Giordano
Italian, 1632-1705

About this artwork

Among the most famous Baroque artists from Naples, Luca Giordano was nicknamed Luca fa presto (Luca creates quickly), which can be appreciated in the spontaneity of his draftsmanship as well as that of his paintings. Reminiscent of the famous Venetian painting by Titian, the drawing tells the story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in which the god Jupiter takes on the form of a white bull in order to lure Europa away.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Luca Giordano

Title

Rape of Europa

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1672–1705

Medium

Brush and brown oil paint, with black chalk, heightened with white oil paint, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper

Dimensions

17.3 × 23.6 cm (6 13/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.797

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