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Cover of Irish Arts Review, Summer 2002

Cover from Irish Arts Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Summer 2002. CSIA


Researching Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) at the National Gallery of Ireland


The literature on the painting A Family is relatively extensive for a single Irish painting produced in the mid 20th century. Two essays which discuss the painting in detail are by Dr. Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch (Circa, 2007) and Dr. Róisín Kennedy (Third Text, 2005) which both trace the exhibition history of the painting and the critical responses it has received over the decades. Mick Wilson, in his catalogue entry (Hugh Lane, 2007), analyses Le Brocquy's painting in relation to the work of Old Master artists, particularly the tradition of reclining nudes in the work of Giorgione, Goya, Manet and Cézanne. Other references to the painting are included in more general accounts of modern Irish painting notably S. B. Kennedy (1997). The CSIA also holds an artist folder containing a variety of ephemera relating to Louis le Brocquy's artwork and career.


Suggested Bibliography

Bhreathnach-Lynch, Síghle, 'Louis le Brocquy's A Familly', Circa, Dublin, January 2003

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. (2007). Louis le Brocquy and his masters early heroes later homage. Dublin: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
CSIA 709.415LEB

Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris. (1979). Louis Le Brocquy: images de W.B. Yeats, James Joyce,Samuel Beckett, Federico Garcia Lorca, Auguste Strindberg, Francis Bacon. Galerie Jeanne Bucher
General Note: Text in French.
CSIA 709.415YEA

Hunt Museum, Limerick. (2006). Louis le Brocquy: allegory & legend. Limerick: The Hunt Museum 
CSIA 709.415LEB

Irish Museum of Modern Art. (2006). Louis Le Brocquy: the head image, notes on painting and awareness. Milan: Charta  
CSIA 709.415LEB

Kennedy, S.B. (1997). Great Irish Artists: from Lavery to le Brocquy. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan
CSIA 709.415/4K

Morgan, George. (1994). Louis Le Brocquy: procession/[including] an interview with George Morgan. Kinsale: Gandon Editions
CSIA 709.415LEB

National Gallery of Ireland. (2006). Louis Le Brocquy Portrait Heads: a celebration of the artist's ninetieth birthday. National Gallery of Ireland
CSIA 709.415LEB

Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi. (1982). Louis le Brocquy. Charleroi: Palais des Beaux-Arts
General Note: Text in French.
CSIA 709.415LEB 

Ruane, Medb. (2002). 'Le Brocquy's early masterpiece acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland'. Irish Arts Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Summer, pp. 22-23                                                               

Taylor Galleries Dublin. (2006). Louis le Brocquy human images: thirteen silkscreen editions/with an essay by Caimhim Mac Giolla Leith. Dublin: Taylor Galleries
CSIA 709.415LEB                                

Taylor Galleries Dublin. (2000). Louis le Brocquy: tapestries = tapisseries d'Aubusson. Dublin: Taylor Galleries  
CSIA 709.415LEB

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