23Febrero2020

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Falleció el artista irlandés Louis le Brocquy

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A la edad de 95 años falleció en Dublin el artista irlandés Louis le Brocquy, pintor expresionista autor de famosos retratos abstractos, entre ellos uno de Bono.

Nacido en Dublin en 1916, Brocquy recorrió Europa a lo largo de sus siete décadas de trayectoria. Fue un pintor dotado para el óleo, la acuarela, así como ilustrador, grabador, escultor y creador de tapices. Sus obras más famosas alcanzaron precios muy altos en subastas realizadas en las últimas décadas, lo que reflejaba su posición como uno de los pintores irlandeses más grandes.

U2 también ha querido unirse a los homenajes dejando esta nota en U2.com:

'From the moment we met him at an Amnesty International event in 1984, our band had a strange intimacy with this giant of the art world - a gentle giant who taught manners to the world around him just by having more of them than anyone else.
'We were fans but he called us friends, starstruck friends were common in his orbit. To so many of us he  was the brightest star in the firmament, always there to guide, to encourage, to push you to realise your potential… a bit professorial but that was ok… we behaved like a bunch of  students, asking about Beckett, Bacon, Balthus, whoever. He mostly indulged our inquiries. We were, we are, eternally grateful for this education.
'Now the painter that took our breath away as teenagers, the same way Bob Dylan or Patti Smith did, is gone from us but the illumination in the work he has left behind will take some pain out of that loss - and we have his beloved Anne to treasure.'
Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry