Lucian Freud: Portraits
Artist(s): Lucian Freud
Author(s): Daniel Blau (Editor), Norman Rosenthal (Introduction)
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Total Pages: 71
Illustrations: Includes 35 colour plates
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Lucian Freud – A Painted Portrait of his Mother and Eighteen Etchings 1982–2007
One of the foremost figurative artists, Lucian Freud has redefined portraiture and the nude. And while most are familiar with Freud’s thickly impasted paintings, few realise how integral etching became to his practice.
Presenting an exceptional overview of Freud’s works on paper over his more than six-decade career, this volume highlights the artist’s unconventional approach to the medium. Standing the copper etching plate upright on the easel, Freud treats the plate like a canvas as he depicts his sitters – very often friends, family members, or fellow artists – with meticulous networks of finely etched lines.
Freud was one of the most widely acclaimed British artists of our time and, with plentiful illustrations and an introduction by celebrated curator Norman Rosenthal, Lucian Freud Portraits art book brings Freud’s lesser-known etchings deservedly to the forefront.