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Freud

Copertina rigida8.3 x 10.2 in.1.25 lb96 pagine
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Edizione: Inglese Disponibilità: Disponibile
Witness unapologetic portraits and precision worthy of a laboratory in this exploration into the oeuvre of renowned figurative painter Lucian Freud. A master of the human form who applied the same frank style and psychological rigor to sitters as varied as the Queen, Kate Moss, and an obese and naked job center supervisor. Direct and disarming, Freud’s portraiture penetrates beneath flaws and folds of the flesh to reveal what lies within.
Freud

Freud

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Unflinching truth

Portraits which scrutinized beneath the skin

Lucian Freud (1922–2011) was interested in the telling of truths. Always operating outside the main currents of 20th-century art, the esteemed portrait painter observed his subjects with the regimen and precision of a laboratory scientist. He recorded not only the blotches, bruises, and swellings of the living body, but also, beneath the flaws and folds of flesh, the microscopic details of what lies within: the sensation, the emotion, the intelligence, the bloom, and the inevitable, unstoppable decay.

Despite rejecting parallels between him and his renowned grandfather, the correlation between Lucian Freud’s sitting process for portraiture and Sigmund Freud’s psychotherapy sessions is a fascinating element to this figurative oeuvre. Despite the thickness of the impasto surfaces, Freud’s portraits of subjects as varied as the Queen, Kate Moss, and an obese job center supervisor penetrate the physicality of the body with a direct and often disarming insight. The result is as much a psychological interrogation as it is an uneasy examination of the relationship between artist and model.

This book brings together some of Freud’s most outstanding and unapologetic portraits, to introduce an artist widely considered one of the finest masters of the human form.
L'autore

Sebastian Smee è un critico d’arte per il Boston Globe. È nato e cresciuto in Australia e ha vissuto a Londra tra il 2000 e il 2004. Ha scritto saggi per svariati libri su Lucian Freud e i suoi articoli sono stati pubblicati sul Daily Telegraph, il Guardian e lo Spectator.

Freud
Copertina rigida21 x 26 cm0.57 kg96 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-6063-4

Edizione: Inglese
Nata nel 1985, la serie Basic Art è diventata la collezione di libri d’arte più venduta al mondo. Ogni libro della serie Basic Art di TASCHEN contiene: una cronologia dettagliata riassuntiva della vita e delle opere dell’artista, inserito nel contesto storico e culturale in cui è vissuto una biografia concisa circa 100 illustrazioni con didascalie esplicative