Elisabetta was born in Milan, where she currently lives. She went to Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and had many exhibitions in Milan and Germany. Her artistic research is based on the reality she encounters every day, related to the tradition of painting. 

The work presented depicts the image of a bird found on the internet that had particularly impressed her. She wanted to represent him in the manner of Rudolf Stingel, paying homage to his works and exploring that area of ​​painting closely linked to photography. 

However, she started from entirely different assumptions from Stingel's work: trying to detach herself from the apathy and coldness typical of black and white photographs, she wanted to return not only verisimilitude and animation but something else, something intensely expressive.


Text by Pelin Zeytinci

Aquila Arpia, 2020

  • Elisabetta Colo, Aquila Arpia, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x100 cm