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Anne Madden, b.1932

Elegy II1967

During the 1960s, Madden made an impressive body of experimental works, made by pouring paint, sometimes mixed with sand, over horizontal wetted canvases. As paint flowed and settled Madden moved the canvas, resulting in a strong chance element, although at the end she could obviously select which works to keep.

MediumMixed media on canvas
Dimensions195.3 x 228.6 cm both parts
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1864
Image Caption
Anne Madden, Elegy II, 1967, Mixed media on canvas, 195.3 x 228.6 cm both parts, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005

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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 work, abstract at first glance, but generally with a figurative element, regularly 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. She is a member of Aosdána.
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