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Lucian Freud Paintings
It is both startling and disconcerting, producing some of the most powerful and moving visual images to have appeared in the last thirty years. Freud—once dubbed "the Ingres of existentialism"—has almost single-handedly redefined the figurative painting of our time. No other living artist possesses his ability to paint the texture and thinness of skin over flesh, and his ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 17th 1997 by Thames Hudson
(first published December 31st 1987)
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I got this book after seeing an exhibit of Lucian Freud paintings in London. I was enthralled by him. I later saw his work again, here in The Hague at the Gemeentemuseum. I went several times. Lucian Freud handles the human body like a butcher handles meat. This might not sound like a complement, but it is, really. He has a way of making you look at the flesh on the bones, the solidity of the human form. This and the odd angles he chooses make the viewer, at least me, feel somewhat out of ...more
Absolutely Amazing. I love this book because A) I love this artist B) it depicts so many of Freud's paintings across his whole career. In addition to how amazing his art is, it's amazing the web of individuals that this artist was connected to. Much envy! Check him out!
The text in this book changed my mind about the painter. I still hate the crumbly stucco-like whites, but I guess *liking* the image isn't the point. I expected nothing but ugliness for shock value's sake, but I was wrong. I'm actually a little impressed at how much humanity is in Freud's paintings.
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes, AO was an Australian art critic, writer and television documentary maker who has resided in New York since 1970. He was educated at St Ignatius' College, Riverview before going on to study arts and then architecture at the University of Sydney. At university, Hughes associated with the Sydney "Push" – a group of artists, writers, intellectuals and drinkers. Among the ...more