Details:

This painting depicts a frozen landscape that is cracked, mended and sparsely populated. The geometric and rocky formations in the work are reminiscent of landscapes depicted in late medieval painting from Siena.
Unframed

① Artwork:

The Faltering Planet (Shadow, of the Planet of Indecision)

This painting depicts a frozen landscape that is cracked, mended and sparsely populated with small animals—as well as a solitary figure. The geometric and rocky formations in the work are reminiscent of landscapes depicted in late medieval painting from Siena. This painting's electric blue tonality is lonely and cold, glowing like the artificial light of a screen.

Emma Pryde transforms compositions from late Gothic or early Renaissance Italian paintings to create works that feature new allegories and mythologies. The artist employs a limited color palette alongside traditional techniques. Pryde's emotionally resonant paintings depict scenes that simultaneously explore aspects of innocence, childhood and femininity with corruption, spoiling and desolation—asking viewers to question the supposed tension between these traditionally opposing influences.

Specs:

30 inches
30 inches

③ Artist:

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.

Emma Pryde:
The Faltering Planet (Shadow, of the Planet of Indecision), 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
30.0 × 30.0 inches /