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Patrick Scott, 1921–2014

Meditation Painting 282007

From the 1960s, Scott combined squares of gold leaf, white tempera and acrylic paint on raw linen canvas to create geometric images in infinite permutations. Following his journeys to the Far East during the 1980s, Scott’s later Gold paintings becam more explicitly concerned with an Eastern aesthetic. ‘Meditation Painting’, as its title suggests, encourages the viewer to contemplate the link between the physical and metaphysical world.

MediumGold leaf and acrylic on unprimed canvas
Dimensions Unframed, 120.2 x 81 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, the artist, 2013
Item NumberIMMA.3813
Copyright © Patrick Scott Estate | Clare Lymer photography
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Patrick Scott, Meditation Painting 28, 2007, Gold leaf and acrylic on unprimed canvas, Unframed, 120.2 x 81 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, the artist, 2013

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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