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By Martin Gayford

ISBN-10: 0500289719

ISBN-13: 9780500289716

“An awesome checklist of an outstanding artist in his studio, it additionally describes what it seems like to be remodeled right into a paintings of art.” —ARTnews

Lucian Freud (1922-2011), extensively considered as the best figurative painter of our time, spent seven months portray a portrait of the artwork critic Martin Gayford. The day-by-day narrative in their encounters takes the reader into that almost all inner most position, the artist’s studio, and to the guts of the operating equipment of this contemporary master—both technical and subtly mental. From this emerges an figuring out of what a portrait is, yet whatever else is usually created: a portrait, in phrases, of Freud himself. this isn't a biography, yet a sequence of close-ups: the artist at paintings and in dialog at eating places, in taxis, and in his studio. It takes one into the corporate of the painter for whom Picasso, Giacometti, and Francis Bacon have been pals and contemporaries, as have been writers equivalent to George Orwell and W. H. Auden.

The e-book is illustrated with a lot of Lucian Freud’s different works, telling images taken via David Dawson of Freud in his studio, and photographs by way of such nice artists of the previous as van Gogh and Titian who're mentioned by way of Freud and Gayford.

Full of wry observations, the publication unearths the interior tale of ways it feels to pose for a outstanding artist and develop into a piece of art.

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