Mirella Bentivoglio(Klagenfurt, Austria, March 28, 1922 - March 23, 2017, Rome, Italy)
Ab Ovo, Ab Eva, Ave Eva, Ea (ab ovo in Latin= "Starting from the egg," or "Starting from the beginning", 1979-1986
Serigraph on paper
13 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (34.61 cm x 24.45 cm)
"The Latin expression "ab ovo" (which means, literally, "starting from the egg" and, metaphorically, "starting from the very beginning") is still currently used by Italians in its Latin formulation. In this play of words, it goes through some changes, staying bound to the Latin language: ab eva (from Eve), ave eva (Hail Eve), ea (she). It is the birth of self-conscious femininity, accentuated by the shape of an apple, alluding to the starting point: Eve's choice of the mystery of life. The structure of any graphic egg is here revealed to be be two circumferences, one large and one small (in some way bound to birth) and the triangle of divinity."
Frances K. Pohl, Pages: Mirella Bentivoglio Selected Works 1966-2012 (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2015), 14 (illustrated/ bw), fig. 3.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Pages: Mirella Bentivoglio, Selected Works 1966-2012 Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College , 1/20/2015 - 5/17/2015
- Sheet Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (34.61 x 24.45 cm)
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Pages: Mirella Bentivoglio, Selected Works 1966-2012.
Pages: Mirella Bentivoglio, Selected Works 1966-2012
Pomona College Museum of Art.
Claremont, CA, 2015
Page Number: 14, Figure Number: 3
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