The IMMA Collection is a unique resource which is made available to the public through a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and projects. Collection Exhibitions may explore the work of an individual artist, or address a theme or historic period.
Let’s explore the artworks of British artist Albert Irvin. He was born almost 100 years ago in 1922.
Albert Irvin was best known for his exuberant paintings, watercolours, screenprints, and gouaches. Have a look at his artwork Trinity I from IMMA’s Collection. What colours can you see? Look at how he created these colours in his artwork: lines of colour go up and down, or sideways back and forth, or drip and splash. What do you feel when you look at these colours, lines, and shapes? Why? Albert Irvin’s art explores and captures the experience of being in the world. He made colour sweep and spray over his canvases giving the illusion of depth and creating complex and dynamic marks and gestures using a brush.
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