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Patrick Scott, b.1921

Meditation Table IX1991

‘Meditation Table IX’ is one of a number of meditation tables decorated by Scott. The large meditation device is painted with tempera and gold leaf. Not forgetting children who might crawl underneath, Scott also painted a much smaller meditation device in blue and red on the reverse of the table so that when it is horizontal there is a mini device underneath. Once vertical the table is just the right height for a meditator sitting cross legged on the floor.

MediumTempera and gold leaf on ash
Dimensions76 x 87 x 87 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006
Item NumberIMMA.905 FL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Patrick Scott, Meditation Table IX, 1991, Tempera and gold leaf on ash, 76 x 87 x 87 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2006

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

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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