Wicklow Landscape I signed and dated 'Le Brocquy/92' (lower right) watercolour 24 x 34.3 cm. (9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)
PROVENANCE: With Taylor Galleries, Dublin Private Collection, Ireland
"The watercolour landscapes have a particular place in his oeuvre. These are primarily understood as personal rather than mainstream works. As he has explained: "these were always made to one side of the more problematic me, so that I have tended to think of them as a diversion, the exploration of a private avenue". The landscape paintings are, nonetheless, very significant. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, le Brocquy produced a series of works addressing locations in various parts of the Country, primarily Beara, Wicklow and Dublin. These are not the incidental painted sketches of a transient visitor, but considered responses to places he knows well, or whose experience has a special meaning for him ... The artist is clear about his exploration of the topography of landscape which he intensionally transforms from objective description to subjective response. This process, he explains, is not so much "creation" as "discovery" - the uncovering of the essence of a place, and its experience." ... (Yvonne Scott).