Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was interested in showing the truth. Always oblivious to the main artistic currents of the 20th century, the esteemed portraitist observed his models with the rigor and precision of a scientist in his laboratory. It captured not only the blemishes, bruises, and swellings of the body, but also the microscopic details beneath the flaws and folds of the flesh: the sensation, the emotion, the intelligence, the splendor, and the inevitable, unstoppable decay.
Despite his rejection of parallels between himself and his famous grandfather, the correlation between the process of painting portraits of Lucian Freud and Sigmund Freud's psychotherapy sessions is a fascinating element of this figurative work. Despite the thickness of the surfaces in the impasto technique, Freud's portraits of characters as disparate as the Queen of England, Kate Moss, and an obese employment office supervisor go beyond the physical with an unmistakable and often overwhelming insight. . The result is a psychological study, as well as a disturbing examination of the relationship between artist and model.
This book brings together the most famous and relentless portraits of Freud, revealing an artist considered by many to be one of the greatest masters of the human form.
Hardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 0.57 kg 96 pages Edition: Spanish