EXTRAORDINARY PORTRAITS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE @ DERBY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 2010
Emma Tooth vs. Joseph Wright - a bout 250 years in the making!
Emma Tooth was given the extraordinary opportunity to exhibit in a 'duel' exhibition with 18th Century Master Joseph Wright of Derby. Emma's Concilium Plebis paintings invaded Joseph Wright's Gallery and in turn paintings from the Museum's world-class Wright collection appeared alongside Emma's in the main Gallery space, inviting viwers to compare, contrast and make connections between the old and the new.
Joseph Wright and Emma Tooth have both been influenced by Rennaisence artist Caravaggio and his dramatic use of light and both used the ordinary people of Derby as models for their work.
Derby-based breakdance team Trinity Warriors (who also appear in some of Emma's paintings) performed amongst the priceless works of art as part of this unique show. Photos: Sven Davis.