The ancient Greek myth of the beautiful Princess Europa, kidnapped by the Almighty Zeus, is one of the most famous. Many artists used this ancient narrative and offered various artistic, stylistic and compositional solutions.
Important is the fact that the etymological origin of one of the continents is associated with the name of this girl, meaning, most likely, “sunset” or “wide-eyed”. Thus, European culture has a special attitude to this myth.
Europe was playing with her friends on the beach near the sea, and her beauty and grace was noticed by the main God-the Olympian. Continue reading