Painting - Lucian Freud

Freud has an excellent variety of hand in his work; whether it is tactile and heavy-handed or much smoother, there seems to be a general appreciation for the integrity of the material. I am interested in how he fragments color based on the visual affect and not just for the sake of doing so. By doing this, he his studying how color creates form rather than how it just looks on the surface.
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Lucian Freud - has lots of good portraits such as this one, i like the colours and the way the shirt's painted

Lucian Freud - has lots of good portraits such as this one, i like the colours and the way the shirt's painted

It’s in this period that Freud’s brushstrokes become increasingly forceful, and the volume of paint on the canvas increases, so that it seems to almost shape the contours of skin or hair . In the portrait of the artist Frank Auerbach, his powerful forehead dominates the canvas. The two men had been friends since the mid-1950s, were great admirers of each other’s work and saw each other frequently. It was at the time he made this portrait that Freud began to use Cremnitz white, a dry…

Lucian Freud Portraits: Painted Life

It’s in this period that Freud’s brushstrokes become increasingly forceful, and the volume of paint on the canvas increases, so that it seems to almost shape the contours of skin or hair . In the portrait of the artist Frank Auerbach, his powerful forehead dominates the canvas. The two men had been friends since the mid-1950s, were great admirers of each other’s work and saw each other frequently. It was at the time he made this portrait that Freud began to use Cremnitz white, a dry…

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I like how the blue and reds in the face give the figure a lifelike feel. It also interests me at what the figure is looking at. Why are you looking off into the distance?

I like how the blue and reds in the face give the figure a lifelike feel. It also interests me at what the figure is looking at. Why are you looking off into the distance?

Lucien FruedGirl with Cat, 1947Oil on Canvas, 16 x 12 inches

Lucien FruedGirl with Cat, 1947Oil on Canvas, 16 x 12 inches

Lucian Freud - Portrait of John Deakin, 1963-64

Lucian Freud portraits the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Portrait of Francis Bacon by Lucian Freud 1952 Oil on Metal, 7.8 x 12.7 cm Tate Gallery  (Stolen while on loan in Berlin in 1988)

Portrait of Francis Bacon by Lucian Freud 1952 Oil on Metal, 7.8 x 12.7 cm Tate Gallery (Stolen while on loan in Berlin in 1988)

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