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Title Lucian Freud : the self-portraits.

Publication Info. London : Royal Academy of Arts, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.2 Freud,L LUC    DUE 10-19-22
Description 150 pages : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 21 October 2019 - 26 January 2020 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1 March - 25 May 2020.
Summary 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 chart his biography and give us an insight into the development of his style. These paintings 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. Freud's exploration of the self-portrait is unexpected and wide-ranging. In this volume, essays by leading authorities, including those who knew him, explore Freud's life and work, and analyze the importance of self-portraiture in his practice.
Subject Freud, Lucian -- Self-portraits -- Exhibitions.
Painting, British -- 20th century -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Self-portraits, British -- 20th century -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Freud, Lucian. Works. Selections.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain), host institution.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, host institution.
ISBN 9781912520060 (hbk.)

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