Self Portrait, by Lucien Freud. I have looked at this to portray an image of Freud without the stretched and distorted effects applied by Bacon, in a series of three paintings.

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It’s in this period that Freud’s brushstrokes become increasingly forceful, and the volume of paint on the canvas increases, so that it seems to almost shape the contours of skin or hair . In the portrait of the artist Frank Auerbach, his powerful forehead dominates the canvas. The two men had been friends since the mid-1950s, were great admirers of each other’s work and saw each other frequently. It was at the time he made this portrait that Freud began to use Cremnitz white, a dry…

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lucian freud i like this picture as the person painted gives the viewer a look of boredom instead of a neutral,plain and expressionless face.

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Lucian Freud - Double Portrait - 1985-86 RIP 20.07.2011 with such a vast body of work it's hard to have a favourite. he was a master to rival the greatest.

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