Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A symbolic take on a beloved classic

 James Joyce’s 1916 novel,  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , chronicles a young Irish man’s painful internal struggle between Catholicism and hedonism. The juxtaposition of the cross and the nude figure represents this dichotomy, and the Celtic style of the cross and the typeface for “James Joyce” indicate the novel’s setting.

James Joyce’s 1916 novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, chronicles a young Irish man’s painful internal struggle between Catholicism and hedonism. The juxtaposition of the cross and the nude figure represents this dichotomy, and the Celtic style of the cross and the typeface for “James Joyce” indicate the novel’s setting.