Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985  Private Collection, Ireland © The Lucian Freud Archive.  Photo: Courtesy Lucian Freud Archive    'I've always wanted to create drama in my pictures, which is why I paint people. It's people who have brought drama to pictures from the beginning. The simplest human gestures tell stories.'    Lucian Freud

Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 Private Collection, Ireland © The Lucian Freud Archive. Photo: Courtesy Lucian Freud Archive 'I've always wanted to create drama in my pictures, which is why I paint people. It's people who have brought drama to pictures from the beginning. The simplest human gestures tell stories.' Lucian Freud

lucian freud i like this picture as the person painted gives the viewer a look of boredom instead of a neutral,plain and expressionless face.

lucian freud i like this picture as the person painted gives the viewer a look of boredom instead of a neutral,plain and expressionless face.

Lucian Freud, self-portrait on ArtStack #lucian-freud #art

Lucian Freud, self-portrait on ArtStack #lucian-freud #art

Detail Lucien Freud, 'Leigh Bowery' Layers of colour and paint have been used to build on tones and textures

Detail Lucien Freud, 'Leigh Bowery' Layers of colour and paint have been used to build on tones and textures

LUCIAN FREUD http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/lucian-freud/  #expressionism #surrealism

LUCIAN FREUD http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/lucian-freud/ #expressionism #surrealism

Powerfully rendered: Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies for a Portrait of Lucian Freud' (est £7m-£9m)

Francis Bacon's painting of Lucian Freud revealed

Powerfully rendered: Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies for a Portrait of Lucian Freud' (est £7m-£9m)

Lucian Freud - Double Portrait - 1985-86  RIP 20.07.2011 with such a vast body of work it's hard to have a favourite. he was a master to rival the greatest.

Lucian Freud - Double Portrait - 1985-86 RIP 20.07.2011 with such a vast body of work it's hard to have a favourite. he was a master to rival the greatest.

Lucian Freud - Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait), 1965 Museo Thyssen, Madrid

The top 10 self-portraits in art

Lucian Freud - Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait), 1965 Museo Thyssen, Madrid

Lucian Freud - Portrait of John Deakin, 1963-64

Lucian Freud portraits the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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