One could say that the paintings of Anne Madden function as an entrance to a symbolic realm, and indeed, some of her works from the 1980s have titles of architectural features, such as ‘Openings’ and ‘Window’. In ‘Openings’ Madden presents a dynamic interplay of planes and frames within frames, further developing the idea of a painting as a doorway to another dimension.
|Gouache on paper
|63.3 x 100.3 cm
|IMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
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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 semi-abstract work 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 and a solo exhibition in 2023. She is a member of Aosdána.View Artist