The painter Lucian Freud died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Expressionist and surrealist artist best known for his psychologically penetrating portraits of nudes. His works included the self-portrait “Man with Thistle” from 1946 and “Girl with a Kitten” from 1947.
He was born to a German Jewish woman named Lucie and an Austrian Jewish father, the famed architect Ernst L. Freud. He had at least 14 biological children and was reported to have fathered over 40. He had a tumultuous, six-year-long marriage with Guinness beer heiress Caroline Blackwood.
A painter’s tastes must grow out of what so obsesses him in life that he never has to ask himself what it is suitable for him to do in art.
The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh.
My work is purely autobiographical… It is about myself and my surroundings.
Since the model he so faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture… it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model.
The character of the artist doesn’t enter into the nature of the art.