Monday, July 25, 2011

Remembering Lucien Freud


 Lucien Freud (left), grandson of Sigmund Freud and a major, groundbreaking portrait painter, passed away at 88 in his London home last Wednesday. To say that Freud was a realist is an understatement; he depicted friends and family with a directness that could be brutal, taking in their physical flaws and psychological vulnerabilities. Above is “Eli and David,” 2005-2006 (to enlarge, click on image). More images here. Further reading in NY Times: obituary and appraisal. Documentary: Part 1 and Part 2.

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