Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

By (author) Robert Hughes

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It is both startling and disconcerting, producing some of the most powerful and moving visual images to have appeared in the last thirty years. Freud once dubbed "the Ingres of existentialism" has almost single-handedly redefined the figurative painting of our time. No other living artist possesses his ability to paint the texture and thinness of skin over flesh, and his distinctive portraits have a haunting quality that makes them impossible to forget. This volume, with over one hundred superb reproductions of his greatest paintings, pays tribute to one of the most original and accomplished artists of the twentieth century."

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 246 x 270 x 12mm | 739.35g
  • 17 Oct 1997
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 112 illustrations, 105 in colour
  • 0500275351
  • 9780500275351
  • 122,093

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Increasingly seen as Britain's major living painter, Lucien Freud has always been capable of work of the greatest emotional power. Raw, startling and disconcerting, his canvases pursue a reality that goes far beyond mere naturalism, often containing elements of both risk and revelation. This brilliant essay, accompanied by reproductions of many of his most powerful images, was originally published in 1988. (Kirkus UK)

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