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  • Donanne Kasikci

    Madame Yevonde, Mrs Donald Ross as Europa, 1935 -Madame Yevonde’s Goddesses, a series of portraits of society women posing as figures from classical mythology, were made in the 1930s using the short-lived Vivex colour system. .

  • Karen Tessandore

    Vintage photo reminiscent of the Europa and Zeus myth

  • Kelly Dorsey


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