Catalogue of Works
Image of James Joyce, 1977


Image of James Joyce, 1977
Oil on canvas, 70 x 70 cm (detail) (no.395)

By 1977 the artist had painted over 120 studies in one medium or another.

'And in a sense I could have kept on indefinately, because I never felt there was anything definate or conclusive about them. I think Joyce's own work was rather like that, cyclic rather than linear, ending as it began, a circle to be entered at any point. It was the product of a remarkably Celtic mind, a Counter-Renaissance mind in a sense and perhaps comparable in its minute patience, in its constant circularity, to the interlacings of the book of Kells.' - Louis le Brocquy, 1979

Collection: Tate Gallery, London