Monday, February 1, 2010


A British painter of German origin, Lucian Freud (1922 - ) was the grandson of Sigmund Freud, noted psychoanalytic theorist. “Freud's early paintings are often associated with surrealism and depict people, plants and animals in unusual juxtapositions. These works are usually painted with relatively thin paint, but from the 1950s he began to paint portraits, often nudes, to the almost complete exclusion of everything else, employing a thicker impasto. With this technique he would often clean his brush after each stroke. The colors in these paintings are typically muted.” * Freud’s works of art can be sourced at fine Galleries and Auction Houses.

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Images: (click on images to enlarge)
Reflection (self portrait), c1985 (top)
The Painter’s Room, c1944 (2nd)
Queen Elisabeth II, c2001
New Yorker, c2006 (3rd)
Girl with White Dog, c1951 (bottom)

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