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Anne Madden, b.1932

Aurora Borealis, Snake of Light2006

Recently Madden has been making paintings about the Northern Lights. These works are ambitious in scale and highly accomplished in technique with bright chromatic contrasts showing the different layers of light at play in this spectacular physical phenomena.

MediumOil on linen
Dimensions 146 x 267 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, 2009
Item NumberIMMA.3316
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Anne Madden, Aurora Borealis, Snake of Light, 2006, Oil on linen, 146 x 267 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, 2009

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Anne Madden b.1932

Irish artist Anne Madden spent her first years in Chile. Her family moved to Europe when she was four and lived in Ireland and London. She attended the Chelsea School of Arts and Crafts. In 1958 she married the Irish painter Louis le Brocquy. Madden’s semi-abstract work carries references to her Irish background as well as reflecting on life and death. She has exhibited widely, including a significant retrospective at IMMA in 2007 and a solo exhibition in 2023. She is a member of Aosdána.

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