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Boiled Egg

Boiled Egg

(French, 1921–2009)
Platemark: 27.5 x 34 cm (10 13/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Passeron 548
Location: not on view


As a master of mezzotint—a type of intaglio printmaking which works from dark to light by scraping down a roughened metal plate—Mario Avati’s imagery often gives the sense of objects or animals emerging into the light from dark shadow. Rendered with an emphasis on shape and form, and with child-like sincerity, this still life is subtly colored and suggests that color exists only where there is light.
  • Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt, Pepper Pike, OH
    June 4, 2018
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Passeron, Roger, and Mario Avati. Mario Avati: l'oeuvre grave. Paris: Bibliotheque des arts, 1984. 50
  • {{cite web|title=Boiled Egg|url=false|author=Mario Avati|year=1978|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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