June 26, 2008

I know a lot about art ...

... but I don't know what I like. And yet, I do find the website of "the foremost Irish painter of the 20th century" to contain some pretty compelling stuff.

I have a poster from the 12th Int'l James Joyce Symposium framed in my spacious office; it has one of le Brocquy's Joyce faces on it. Everybody comments on it. I also have a postcard with Beckett's face in the same style. And my copy of the Tain (my favorite cattle-rustling story) is illustrated by him also, in a very different but no less compelling style.

In addition to the heads, which I like all in one page of thumbnails even more than individually, I very much like the last one shown in the Irish Landscape Series.

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