Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits

ISBN: 9781912520060
Artist(s): Lucian Freud
Format: hardback
Year published: 18 Oct 2019
Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 152
Illustrations: 130 colour illustrations


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In 1964 Lucian Freud set his students at the Norwich College of Art an assignment: to paint naked self-portraits and to make them ‘revealing, telling, believable… really shameless’. It was advice that the artist was often to follow himself. Visceral, unflinching and often nude, Freud’s self-portraits give us an insight into the development of his style as a painter. The works provide the viewer with a constant reminder of the artist’s overwhelming presence, whether he is confronting the viewer directly or only present as a shadow or in a reflection.


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