Monday, May 26, 2008

Louis le Brocquy

Morning Mountain, Connemara Watercolour, 14 x 25cm, (5.5 x 9.8")
Signed and dated 1944.
May 28th in Dublin (Ireland)

" ...under the influence of sunlight effects and the tidal influences on moon and sun, the very vast shapes of the mountains, appear transparent. It's a mirage but a miraculous one ..."

'This self-taught artist has come to be recognised both at home and internationally as the foremost Irish painter of the 20th century.'

(The Irish Times)

'Le Brocquy belongs to a category of artists who have always existed - obsessed by figuration outside and on the other side of illustration - who are aware of the vast and potent possibilities of inventing ways by which fact and appearance can be reconjugated.'

(Francis Bacon)

Rare books about the artist:

Le Brocquy: The Irish Landscape

The Playboy of the Western World. Edited by Stanley Sultan, with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy.
Synge, J.M.

The Gododdin. A version by Desmond O'Grady. Ink paintings by Louis Le Brocquy.

Louis Le Brocquy the Head Image
Le Brocquy, Pierre (ed.)

Watercolour study of Francis Bacon, by Louis le Brocquy (detail), sold in London (BBC News).
He painted several portraits of Francis Bacon, a fellow artist and friend.

Official website of the artist.


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