“I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it’s what Yeats called the fascination with what’s difficult. I’m only trying to do what I can’t do.” Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon
Lucian Freud - Portrait of John Deakin, What I really enjoyed about this portrait is the expression on the figures face; he has a whimsical feel with a misguiding smirk. The painting has great character.