Saturday, July 23, 2011

Under the Skin: Lucian Freud

"... British painter Lucian Freud, famous for his discomfiting nude portraits, died in London today at the age of 88. Opposite of glamour, Freud’s nudes exposed the mortality of flesh. His thick, lavish brushstrokes made skin transparent, revealing an underside of pulsing veins and fat that reduced his subjects to degenerating masses of meat. And yet, while exposing the vulnerability of his subjects, he portrayed their flesh with sensuousness and abandon..."

R.I.P. Lucian Freud

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