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12-JUN-2007 Jay Levin

Europa And The Bull

According to the ancient myth, Europa was a beautiful Phoenician princess who was kidnapped by the king of the gods, Zeus,
disguised as a bull. Europa got onto the bull's back, and Zeus swam to the island of Crete where he revealed
his true identity and seduced her. Europa became the first queen of Crete, and Zeus gave her
three gifts: Talos, Laelaps, and a javelin that never missed.

In 1935 Cranbrook received a bronze replica of this sculpture by renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles, Cranbrook's resident
sculptor from 1931 to 1951. This sculpture is located behind the Peristyle and overlooks the Triton Pools. The
original sculpture is in Halmstad on the Swedish west coast, and other copies are in Millesgården, the
final home of Carl Milles on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm, and on the
campus of The University of Tennessee.

Cranbrook owns more than seventy of Carl Milles' sculptures. This sculpture and the Orpheus Fountain are perhaps his most
famous works.

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S
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Range View 12-Aug-2013 21:31
A superb capture of this magnificent statue. V
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik25-Jun-2007 21:39
Cool shot of this great statue Jay and interesting info! S&L
Nestor Derkach25-Jun-2007 15:13
A fine image Jay, clarity to spare. Vote
Char25-Jun-2007 00:19
Hi Jay,
Really interesting information and an excellent shot of the statue. Nice lighting. \/
Eric Carrère24-Jun-2007 05:57
Beautiful picture, V.
flowsnow24-Jun-2007 02:27
A moment to keep. Excellent shot Jay! V
Janet Forjan-Freedman23-Jun-2007 22:47
Great capture of this very interesting statue! Janet
Joanne Kamo23-Jun-2007 18:10
Fantastic image, Jay, and I enjoyed your information. Excellent work on the exposure and angle. V
QUERIDO23-Jun-2007 17:37
Excellent shot,vote
Dave Wixx23-Jun-2007 15:14
A wonderful statue, superbly captured.
akleja23-Jun-2007 08:33
This is one of my favourites! I mean both the statue and your shot of it! Voted!
Fong Lam23-Jun-2007 05:26
I love mythology. With such a beautiful Europa, I would have given her more than three gifts !! Love the handsome bull extending its tongue to the touch of Europa......I'm just being carried away, LOL
That's one great capture of the statue, Jay. ~V~
s_barbour23-Jun-2007 02:48
Excellent work Jay, you have done a fine job capturing all the detail in this statue.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)23-Jun-2007 02:33
Excellent job on the statue Jay, the smooth black is very difficult to capture well, but this is so well done......Jess
CIS22-Jun-2007 23:55
Fabulous info to go along with the shot, Jay. Good work capturing the details and avoiding blowout of highlights.
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