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Lucian Freud

German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impasto-ed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.
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from That's How The Light Gets In

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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Lucian Freud Portraits: Painted Life

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Self-Portrait, Reflection - Lucian Freud - WikiArt.org

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from British Vogue

A Tribute

Pregnant Girl, 1960-61, as Actual Painting of Lucien Freud's Wife while pregnant with daughter Bella.

A Tribute (Vogue.com UK)

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