Madeline Donahue’s paintings explore the overwhelming absurdity and intimacy of caring for another person. She focuses on the surreal reality and physicality of the mother and child relationship. In each work, the mother attempts to perform basic aspects of a day as the child clings to hair and body parts, nonchalant, comfortably playing on her body. She uses a bold simplified palette, especially pinks and blues, colors that are cool on the spectrum but conjure warmth and life in and around the body.
Anonymous, “Madeline Donahue ,” Artist Parent Index , accessed May 16, 2021, https://artistparentindex.com/items/show/365.
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