Lucian Freud Paintings

Lucian Freud Paintings

Book - 1989
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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.

Baker & Taylor
A study of the paintings of twentieth-century artist Lucian Freud, with illustrations

Norton Pub
In his highly acclaimed text, Robert Hughes points out that the reality pursued in Freud's paintings goes far beyond naturalism.
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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1989
Edition: First paperback edition (revised)
ISBN: 9780500275351
0500275351
Branch Call Number: 759.2 FREUD HUGHE
Characteristics: 135 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Freud, Lucian

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stewstealth
Mar 09, 2014

This catalog is the accompaniment for the artist's first retrospective in the United States. There is a brief look at the artist's philosophy of painting with many color plates. Worth it for anyone who is interested.

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uncommonreader
Sep 21, 2013

A short introduction by Hughes. About 100 well-produced plates.

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