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    DescriptionBritish artist, Lucian Freud is widely considered the most important figurative painter working today. Master portraitist and specialist in nudes, Freud uses impasto to create depth and intensity while restraining his color palate to mostly muted hues. His portraits may be physically unflattering to their subjects, but they are honest, frank, and unapologetic. "I paint people," Freud has said, "not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be."Available in over 20 languages, "Taschen's Basic Art" series offers budget-minded readers quality books on the greatest artists of all time. The neat, slick format and nice price tag make Basic Art books perfect for collecting.Every book in the "Basic Art" series features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist; approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions; and, a concise biography.

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    Lucian Freud
    Beholding the Animal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sebastian Smee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9783822858059
    ISBN 10: 3822858056

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC22: 759.2
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000, ART015110
    DC22: 709.2
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, ACXD
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFC
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Based in Sydney, Sebastian Smee is national art critic for The Australian. He has worked as an art critic for the Daily Telegraph in London, where he also wrote for The Art Newspaper, The Guardian, The Independent, and the Spectator. He has written a book called Side by Side: Picasso v Matisse, and more recently, he contributed the sole essays to Lucian Freud Drawings 1940 (Matthew Marks 2004) and to Lucian Freud 1996-2005 (Jonathan Cape, 2005). An interview he conducted with Freud was published in Freud at Work (Jonathan Cape, 2006).