Bonus & Malus

€ 135,00

Canvas 40 x 50 cm 

acrylic on canvas


The epithet Bonus, "the Good," is used with other abstract deities such as Bona Fortuna ("Good Fortune"), Bona Mens ("Good Thinking" or "Sound Mind"), and Bona Spes ("Valid Hope," perhaps to be translated as "Optimism"), as well as with the mysterious and multivalent Bona Dea, a goddess whose rites were celebrated by women. 

The reference to the apple originated in the similarity in Latin between two Latin words. Jerome ingeniously conflated the Latin adjective malus, meaning “bad”, and the noun malum, which means “apple” to show how Eve, in biting the malum (the apple) fell prey to malus (evil). Available, € 135,-