Jamil Molaeb

Ribal Molaeb
Oct 11, 2014 7:52PM
The Rape of Europa Jamil Molaeb 200x155 cm, oil on canvas, 2012. In Greek mythology, Europa was a woman of high lineage from Phoenicia, modern day Lebanon, for whom the continent Europe was named. She was the daughter of Agenor, the king of Phoenicia. After her disappearance, the Phœnicians honoured her with a temple and told a sacred legend about her; how that Zeus was enamoured of her for her beauty, and changed his form into that of a bull, Europa saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back, Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea and swam, with her on his back, to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of Crete. The birthplace of Europa, can be visited in the city Tyre, Lebanon.

 — at Jamil Molaeb Museum.

Ribal Molaeb