Emma Pryde

Emma Pryde’s paintings create new allegories and mythologies by transforming late Gothic and early Renaissance Italian artworks. Employing a limited color palette along with traditional techniques, the artist heightens the emotions implicit in the subject of the historical compositions she borrows from. Pryde’s work explores innocence, childhood and femininity, as well as corruption, spoiling and desolation—forcing viewers to reconcile these opposing tensions in each scene she paints.


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