Saturday, September 24, 2016

Amy Hill’s Contemporary Take on the Seven Deadly Sins

HI-FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE
By Margot Buermann
Seven Deadly Sins is modeled after a triptych by Memling titled “Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation”. The work depicts an erotic nude staring at her reflection in a handheld mirror, flanked by images of Death and Hell.
New York-based artist Amy Hill puts her contemporary spin on the work of 15th century painter Hans Memling in her series of oil paintings titled "Seven Deadly Sins." Hill is known for adapting the styles of early Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting and placing historical subjects within modern day settings. "Seven Deadly Sins" is modeled after a triptych by Memling titled Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation. The work depicts an erotic nude staring at her reflection in a handheld mirror, flanked by images of Death and Hell. [link]
Hans Memling – “Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation”