Lucian Freud|Portrait Artist|Figurative Art
Facts About Lucian Freud-Painter Dies at 88 12/8/22- 7/20/11
Lucian Freud died at age 88 from a brief illness. He will be missed, RIP. Best known for his nudes but also for his portraitue work. He was a master of color and painted from a magical array of them, creating a host of colors for flesh tones that might not always be considered. They were subtle, not to the point of being pop art. "He said everything he did was autobiographical and a self portrait. He was a witty, impulsive artist but generous with it."
I first discovered the artwork of Lucian Freud from a neighbor. I cannot even remember his name now.. no matter, I remembered the name of Freud. My neighbor, kind of an art want to be at the time, practiced and practiced to make each stroke he made on canvas look just like his heroes. His hero of art being Lucian Freud. He did pretty well actually when I think back on it. Lots of people do that, copy the masters, I have done it a few times as well.
What is so remarkable to me about the artwork of Lucian Freud's is his use of color. At first glance one would think his figures were all just flesh tones... but no... no way, there are tons of different colors used. His texture and brush stokes are remarkable as well.
Soo ya know? Maybe my neighbor was on the right track!
One thing I remember from several years ago I guess, there was a big uproar when Freud painted Queen Elizabeth. I cannot understand the roar though.. I thought it was fabulous! Take a look at it on this lens and see what YOU think!
Lucian Freud was born in Berlin in 1922.
He is the grandson of Sigmund Freud. Gads, what must that have been like? Hard to imagine.
In 1933, the family moved to London, England. By the early 1940's, Freud had begun painting full time. To this day, London is Freud's permanent home from which he rarely leaves." Godard Gallery
"My work is purely autobiographical,...It is about myself and my surroundings. I work from people that interest me and that I care about, in rooms that I know... When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't. There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so." - L.F.
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FEEL the MUSIC as you enjoy the work of Lucian Freud.
Lucian Freud Prints & Books
Three reasons to love Lucian Freud
Three reasons to love Lucian Freud?
His passion, his patience and his vision.
Lucian Freud Prints & Books
The Value of Being Creative and Why You Need to Embrace It
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Creativity is something to be honored. It is an abstract way of thinking and a base for theoretical ideas, that did not exist before you, or someone else, produced them.
Creativity is something that is interjected into science, nature, philosophy, the arts and just about everything we know and do. It takes a thinking mind to create something of consequence or relevance. Writing; painting; sculpting; taking photographs; baking cookies; arranging flowers; grooming a dog; even re-arranging your desk, it all takes a certain mind frame that is advanced by your conscious input. Be proud of that, by doing the very best you can, in every endeavor you put your mind to. You create and dare I say I even breathe, for that reason.
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~ Einstein
Know that when you create, anything at all, that you are taking an adventure within your own imagination. It is that energy and and intelligence, that sets us a part from animals. Well... most of them anyway, I have seen documentaries of some pretty creative birds. I am sure you can think of a few exceptions as well. You get the picture though I am sure.
If creativity is suspended, in any of the arts, or sciences or even the minor things in our daily lives, I believe a person has stopped pursuing self improvement, and thus begins to shrivel up, both in body and mind and most assuredly in heart. That lack penetrates everything, leaving a person with a certain dullness, that is difficult to restore, once it is gone. We are resilient though, we humans, so it is never too late to pursue ones creative adventures, in whatever interest they might fall upon.
When creativity is pursued in any form, it perpetuates a motion that is difficult to contain. It flows into everything you do and think and see and feel. Poems, paintings, defined philosophies, scientific discoveries and yes, even dog grooming and baking cookies, are based on the creative mind.
Think beyond our your own circle, don't be stuck there, never knowing what is possible for yourself. In that effort you will indeed find knowledge and beauty, that you had not noticed before.
ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen:
I paint and sculpt female fantasy art and map fairy tale adventures. I dream of beautiful women on canvas and art of exotic women. My career has ALWAYS been art. It has up and downs, for creativity is a very tempestuous lover. Some days I hate it, but I cannot help myself. I succumb to its relentless outbursts that include too many colors to ignore, not always perfect but always striving.
I have illustrated for Hay House Inc.,"Meditations of Women Who Do Too Much" CARDS, taken from Anne Wilson Schaef's book. I also illustrated for Neil Davidson, who was considered for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, and several other publications. My paintings are collected worldwide.
Giclee canvas art work, greeting cards and posters are available for sale on my website:
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Lucian Freud QUOTES
+ The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
+ I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong.
+ I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do.
+ I have a hatred of habit and routine. And what dogs love is just that. They like regular everything, and I don't have regular anything. I have a timetable, but no routine.
+ My work is purely autobiographical.. It is about myself and my surroundings. I work from people that interest me and that I care about, in rooms that I know.
+ When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't. There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so.
Artist Lucian Freud
About That Painting of the Queen...
The painting in question is posted above in this lens. Check it out and tell me what ya think.
The painting itself is very small, six by nine inches (about 15 by 22 centimeters). It wasn't commissioned, but done on Lucian Freud's request as a gift to the Queen. One can only presume that she was familiar with Lucian Freud's style and knew what she was letting herself in for.
Some of the critics of the painting seemed surprised that Lucian Freud had the audacity to paint his monarch in his usual intense, penetrating style.
The Sun newspaper described it as "a travesty" saying Freud should be "locked in the Tower" for it. The Editor of the British Art Journal was quoted as saying: "It makes her look like one of the royal corgis who has suffered a stroke."
Lucan Freud is known for requiring sitters to come to his studio for many, many sessions. Obviously you doesn't tell your monarch to come to your studio; instead the sittings happened at St James's Palace, between May 2000 and December 2001. At Freud's request, the Queen wore the diamond crown she wears for the opening of the British parliament and in her portrait on stamps and bank notes. Freud was quoted as saying this was because he "had always liked the way her head looks on stamps, wearing a crown" and he "wanted to make some reference to the extraordinary position she holds, of being the monarch."
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I LOVE it!
What is Passion in Art ?
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
So what is it? Clearly Lucian Freud had it. You can see a and feel it in his work.
Check out the brush strokes...
Reflection (Self-portrait) Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud a Couple Facts
Lucian's grandfather, Sigmund Freud was not given a Noble Prize because supposedly they could not find a subject for him.
Lucian Freud's forte was Surrealism & Neo-realism, many of nudes in random patterns as well as portraits.
Twice married and many affairs.
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The Muse is found in Greek and Roman mythology, that each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences. Most often a woman, and yet sometimes just a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.
Listening to Our Own Breath and the Miracle of Being
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Creativity is getting in touch with your inner being and in turn the MIRACLE of being...
We are so close to feeling peaceful
and yet so very far
As soon as a breath is taken in
we are ready to release it
it goes without noticing
only to come
There is splendor
brilliance in all creation
and I think I missed
its shedding tear
as my breath
that I do feel it
coming forth from me
Its such a simple thing
yet there are volumes of conclusions
many who claim it
with new resolutions
on what makes life sacred
and what does
give to us
our bleeding wings.
There are tokens
waiting to fly
breezes on our skin
the softness of rain
as it just
from its telling clouds.
Promises of rainbows
whether we open our hearts
all we are
and just how fleeting this moment
in time is
and how loudly
it can call.
your own breath.
Our tattered frames
as age takes us ore
dreams and days lived
through all of life's plans
known by us
or simply passing us by.
our lives continue
with our glorious breathing.
And within all that has been known
by Rumi's speechless moon
stars turning in their galaxies
our breath has always been there.
The sky to view
still groomed the lighted sky.
Even on days we failed to arise
to meet the morning
a single dove
To a world God groomed
time comes and goes
and within our heroics
in the end
it is our very breaths
that keep us here
in the miracle of self.
helping us to notice
just how amazing it all is
and the appreciation
of this instant
ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M... FREE ART GIFTS,suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website: http://www.kathysart.com
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Lucian Freud in His Studio
Girl With a White Dog by Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud most often used friends and acquaintances for his models. He wanted to capture genuine characteristics, real & natural. He would use the same people for different paintings, as he got to know them better.
Lucian's "Girl with A White Dog," is a much-acclaimed painting, painted during 1951-1952. The girl was his first wife Kathleen (Kitty) Garman.
Lucian Freud Link List and Me
- Kathy's Art Fantasy Art Woman | Beautiful Women Goddess Art
Fantasy art of exotic women by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen. Beautiful women goddess art and fantasy art woman original paintings, giclees, posters and greeting cards.
- Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery - 547 West 27 Street New York City
I am represented in New York by Monkdogz
- WebMuseum: Freud, Lucian
Biography, and scans of some of his work, including a self portrait.
- MoMA.org | Exhibitions | 2007 | Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings
One of the foremost figurative artists working today, Lucian Freud (British, born Germany 1922) has redefined portraiture and the nude through his ...
- Tate Britain | Past Exhibitions | Lucian Freud
Freud was born in Berlin in December 1922, and came to England with his family in 1933. He studied briefly at the Central School of Art in London and, ...
- BBC - BBC Four - Audio Interviews - Lucian Freud
Listen to extracts from a BBC interview with Lucian Freud.
- Art News Blog: Lucian Freud +Kate Moss
lucian freuds kate moss painting Earlier I posted about Lucian Freud's Kate Moss painting, and the image used (shown on the left) probably wasn't very ...
- Lucian Freud at the Modern - The New York Times > Arts > Slide ...
"The achievement of the strenuously lionized British realist painter Lucian Freud," writes Roberta Smith, "has not so much been to break new ground as to ...
- Lucian Freud (1922 - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Lucian Freud Grandson of famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, Lucian was Berlin in 1922. The Jewish Freud family left Germany in the 1930's and moved to ...
- Lucian Freud
Julia Auerbach, a friend of Lucian Freud's, photographed the generally withdrawn artist in his London studio. In this image, Freud contemplates a copy of ...
- Fit to Print: Critic's Notebook: The New Yorker
The mannerly "Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings," at MOMA, marks an epochal surrender, of modernism's shrine, to insurgent conservative taste. ...
'...my sculpture of my father, Lucian, helped me cope with his death' Jane McAdam Freud
Jane McAdam Freud
Lucian Freud's sculptor daughter, Jane McAdam Freud, has made a gigantic earthstone triptych sculpture of her late father's head, to help "keep him alive". Made in terracotta and measuring 3ft x 3ft x 1ft, the giant relief only came out of the kiln last week. "I can't put in words how it helped me with the grieving process," she says. "I was keeping him alive in a metaphorical sense – he was there the whole time I was making it." Lucian Freud My Father, Freud Museum, London NW3 (www.freud.org.uk
Jane McAdam Freud's Sculpture of Her Father
As McAdam Freud drew in the eyes, nose and mouth and started modelling the nostrils on her dad's face – this three-dimensional relief that works in a round – helped her to come to terms with his imminent death.
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