Date(s) - 06/09/2019 - 10/11/2019
Royal Hibernian Academy
Melanie le Brocquy’s (1919 – 2018) sculpture was distinguished by its scale – small but never diminutive, or, miniature. The excitement captured in the finished bronze referenced the decisions made, unmade and made again, in the way she modeled the clay. Her human and animal figures were animated by subtle gesture – the angle of a head, the slope of a shoulder, the aspect of the hand, a quiet signal creating a psychological and compelling depth to her subjects. The RHA is pleased to present six works by le Brocquy, borrowed from private collections, in this exhibition entitled Familiar Gestures.
Image: Melanie Stewart, née le Brocquy, at work.