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Patrick Scott, 1921–2014

Gold Painting 471969

During the late 1960s, Scott combined squares of gold leaf, white tempera and acrylic paint on raw linen canvas to create geometric images in infinite permutations. ‘Gold Painting 47’ is a fine example of Scott’s ability to absorb and adapt signs and symbols across a number of mediums. The geometric disc is reminiscent of the the glowing orbs of his earlier Device series while the golden lines below suggest the structural forms in his later Pyre series.

MediumOil and gold leaf on linen
Dimensions 178.2 x 81.8 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.372 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Patrick Scott, Gold Painting 47, 1969, Oil and gold leaf on linen, 178.2 x 81.8 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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

About the Artist

Patrick Scott 1921–2014

Patrick Scott is considered 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 in 1982, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in 2002 and 2014 when the exhibition ‘Patrick Scott: Image Space Light' brought together the most comprehensive representation of his 75 year long career.

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