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Patrick Scott, b.1921

Chinese Landscape1986

Scott produced a number of landscapes following a visit to China in the mid 1980s. ‘Chinese Landscape’ is a stylized representation of unusual rock formations in the Guelin region, whose shapes Scott has presented in contour like lines of white tempera on raw canvas, as though viewed through a veil, above which the gold disc of the sun hovers.

MediumTempera and gold leaf on canvas
Dimensions130 x 130 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000
Item NumberIMMA.1485 FD
Image Caption
Patrick Scott, Chinese Landscape, 1986, Tempera and gold leaf on canvas, 130 x 130 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000

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About the Artist

Patrick Scott 1921–2014

Patrick Scott is recognised as one of the first exponents of pure abstraction in Irish art and a significant contributor to the development of modernist design in Ireland. He was elected a Saoi of Aosdána in 2007. Retrospectives of his work were held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery (1982) and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2002) and a seminal 2014 exhibition ‘Patrick Scott: Image Space Light' which brought together the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artist’s 75 year long career.
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