Eve

EVE
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2012

Multilevel drawing by engineering CADplatform software, pen on paper thermally combined with cardboard

65x100cm

“Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.” Anatole France

According to the second chapter of Genesis, Eve was created by God by taking her from the rib of Adam, to be Adam’s companion. The traditional reading of “rib” has been questioned recently by theologians who suggest it should instead be rendered as “side”, supporting the idea that woman is man’s equal and not his subordinate. Such some reading shares elements in common with Aristophanes’ story of the origin of love and the separation of the sexes in Plato’s Symposium. A recent suggestion, based upon observations that men and women have the same number of ribs…Oops.