Emmanuelle Mellot-Kristy


French, born 1960 in Paris. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Emma Mellot is a painter, printmaker, book illustrator and decorator.

She is a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux arts in Paris where she studied drawing and painting and also most fine art and decorative techniques including mosaic, fresco and old master methods. Her professors were Jacques Yankel, Pierre Matthey, Jean François Debord, François Fontaine and Philippe Comar. At the Sorbonne in Paris she studied under the celebrated art historian Daniel Arasse who introduced her to the Italian Renaissance. She subsequently studied printmaking techniques in a variety of Paris studios.

After her studies she travelled widely on geographic expeditions organized by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (French National Center for Scientific Research) to Argentina, Russia and Mongolia, on which she worked as illustrator recording landscapes and regional geography.

In her Paris studio she directed workshops on printmaking, printing on paper but also on textiles and also the creation of ceramics. She believes that all artistic techniques are interrelated and should be combined in the creation of complete artistic and decorative environments.
Her personal work is inspired by the Renaissance and classical myths and legends. She loves combining printing techniques and images on a single print creating thus works that are synthetic both stylistically and thematically with a particularly rich, allusive iconography.

website : http://www.emmamellotkristy.book.fr

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