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Acrylic on canvas, 70 x60cm, 2016.
In Greek mythology Zeus is in love with the princess Europa. Determined to seduce her he transfoms himself into a white bull and mingles with her father's herd. When Europa climbs on his back he swims to the island of Crete where he reveals himself and consummates his lust. Europa became the first Queen of Crete and the continent of Europe is derived from her name. 
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CpointSpoint Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome illustration of that greek myth and can be well transferred to other themes of nowadays. :clap:
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vinny53 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your kind words I really appreciate them, also many thanks for the fave!
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CpointSpoint Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, Vincent!^^
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JohnPipere Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again excellent work Vinny, i think i have fallen in love with Europa too LOL seriously mate brilliant brush work and theme its one of your best for sure
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vinny53 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks John and for the fave. Beware, you have fallen in love with Europa but you haven't seen her face yet, she may look like the back end of a bus! LOL. If she's good enough for Zeus she's good enough for us mere mortals!
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JohnPipere Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We have all been there Vinny, beautiful body face not so good but like you said if Zeus likes her she cant be all that bad, its really a great painting Vinny your brushwork amazes me mate
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vinny53 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again John, I have to say I am really enjoying my painting more than ever and that's what it's all about! When are we going to see some more of your unique paintings?
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JohnPipere Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just posted Vinny but be kind and dont laugh too much its not so good
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CJ-Judd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Very well told and eloquently so.  Had I been tasked with the narrative, no doubt it would have been a rude crude and gauche coarseness of an affair no doubt.
Excellent work of a very high standard Vinny.  Shades of Masonry there...  hmmm... maybe!  Love that bull by the way.+fav 
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vinny53 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks CJ, I wish that I could take credit for the narrative but it's mostly derived from what has already been written on the subject albeit condensed to my very short version. Thanks for liking it and for the fave, the masonry is an ionic column that I included as an afterthought and to beef up the Greek myth theme of the painting.
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CJ-Judd Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Student General Artist
and the chequered floor Vinny, classic Masonic thingy=do!
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vinny53 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I saw the floor in a municipal building somewhere - Liverpool I think - and borrowed the idea, I just liked the pattern that it made!
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CJ-Judd Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Strong pattern, great painting.
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