About Rose Garrard
This work was shown in the New Art exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1983 as one of the three works in Models Triptych. It is concerned with examining role models that are imposed on women and those that are hidden from them. The panel is framed by figures of the Madonna which cascade down to the floor, while the painting itself represents a self-portrait by the Dutch painter Judith Leyster (1609-60) who worked in Haarlem and was probably a pupil of Frans Hals. Trained initially as a sculptor, Rose Garrard now works in a variety of media.
Models Triptych: Madonna Cascade 
Fresco panel on wood, acrylic paint; panel 61 x 92 cms, cascade 122 x 61 cms
Donated by the artist 1992