Edith made the original print in this series, the reds of the red caps in Renaissance portraits, during her time at RISD and has been developing the body of work ever since. While these editions can be enjoyed as a series of "painterly Pantones," the ongoing project is research-based and committed to showing viewers new ways of thinking about artists' oeuvres and larger arcs in art history. By creating typologies of color and text, Edith pinpoints revealing and humorous themes throughout artists' careers or periods of time. The hope is to make ideas about art history accessible and compelling to a viewer who might not know much about the subject otherwise.
Edith is an artist, designer, and writer who lives in New York City. Her book, Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2021. You can find more of Edith's work here: www.edith.nyc
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"Get ‘em while they’re hot – the last batch sold out as quickly as you can say 'The roseate bills in John James Audubon’s The Birds of America: 1827-1838.'" - It's Nice That, “Painterly Pantones”: Photographer Edith Young on her art history-inspired series of colour palettes
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