Emma Cady

Life Dates:
1854 – 1933
Artist Biography:
Emma Cady's mastery of the theorem technique is evident in her skillful use of both transparent and opaque watercolors, enhancing the illusion of glass and other materials. Her watercolors also show the influence of chromolithography in the stippled effect that Cady achieved by "pouncing," or spreading a fine powder or pounce over her stencils with a textured cloth rather than a stiff brush. The application of mica flecks to the compote intensifies the juxtaposition of the delicate transparent glass with the satisfying solidity of the fruit.

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