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Lucian Freud : 1922-2011 : beholding the animal

Auteur : Sebastian Smee

Paru le : 27/04/2017
Éditeur(s) : Taschen
Série(s) : Non précisé.
Contributeur(s) : Non précisé.

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Résumé

Portraitiste accompli, spécialiste du nu, Lucian Freud est considéré comme le plus important peintre figuratif contemporain. Ses portraits sont réalisés dans une palette restreinte de couleurs, dans des nuances essentiellement sourdes. ©Electre 2019

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Présentation en anglais Unflinching truth Portraits which scrutinized beneath the skin Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was interested in the telling of truth. Always operating outside the main currents of 20th-century art, the esteemed portrait painter observed his subjects with the regimen and precision of a laboratory scientist. He recorded not only the blotches, bruises, and swelling of the living body, but also, beneath the flaws and folds of flesh, the microscopic details of what lies within: the sensation, the emotion, the intelligence, the bloom, and the inevitable, unstoppable decay. Despite rejecting parallels between him and his renowned grand-father, the correlation between Lucian Freud's sitting process for portraiture and Sigmund Freud's psychotherapy sessions is a fascinating element to this figurative oeuvre. Despite the thickness of the impasto surfaces, Freud's portraits of subjects as varied as the Queen, Kate Moss, and an obese job center supervisor, penetrate the physicality of the body with a direct and often disarming insight. The result is as much a psychological interrogation as it is an uneasy examination of the relationship between artist and model. This book brings together some of Freud's most outstanding and unapologetic portraits, to introduce an artist widely considered one of the finest masters of the human form. « I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be. » - Lucian Freud

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Paru le : 27/04/2017

Thématique : Monographies de peintres

Auteur(s) : Auteur : Sebastian Smee

Éditeur(s) : Taschen

Collection(s) : Series 2.0 Basic art

Série(s) : Non précisé.

ISBN : 3-8365-6063-1

EAN13 : 9783836560634

Format : Non précisé.

Reliure : Relié sous jaquette

Pages : 96

Hauteur : 27 cm / Largeur : 22 cm

Épaisseur : 1,3 cm

Poids : 575 g