Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

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by Sebastian Smee
     
 

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British artist Lucian Freud is widely considered the most important figurative painter working today. Master portraitist and specialist in nudes, Freud uses impasto to create depth and intensity while restraining his color palate to mostly muted hues. His portraits may be physically unflattering to their subjects, but they are honest, frank, and unapologetic. I

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British artist Lucian Freud is widely considered the most important figurative painter working today. Master portraitist and specialist in nudes, Freud uses impasto to create depth and intensity while restraining his color palate to mostly muted hues. His portraits may be physically unflattering to their subjects, but they are honest, frank, and unapologetic. I paint people, Freud has said, not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836512497
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
25 Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
549,415
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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