Sailing to Byzantium

Sailing to Byzantium by Aidan Hickey WB Yeats

Sailing to Byzantium

For me, Yeats’ Sailing to Byzantium has a strong sense of narrative. It begins with his alienation from a world of youthful exuberance… It’s middle act shows him in a state of transition, on his journey to Byzantium. The resolution offers a description of the disembodied existence he aspires to. So, while the painting does not have three distinct panels, it is composed as a triptych.
Oil and Acrylic on Board… 77.5cm x 123cm

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