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Lucian Freud : The Self-portraits, Hardback Book

Description

In 1964 Lucian Freud set his students at the Norwich College of Art an assignment: to paint naked self-portraits and to make them 'revealing, telling, believable... really shameless'. It was advice that the artist was often to follow himself.

Visceral, unflinching and often nude, Freud's self-portraits give us an insight into the development of his style as a painter.

The works provide the viewer with a constant reminder of the artist's overwhelming presence, whether he is confronting the viewer directly or only present as a shadow or in a reflection. Essays by leading authorities - including those who knew him well - explore Freud's life and work, and analyse the importance of self-portraiture in his practice and the intensity that he maintained when studying his own.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 152 pages, 130 colour
  • Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9781912520060

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