Weekly artist series: Week 10 of 10 Part 1 LUCIAN FREUD: Let’s be honest.

Week 10 Part 1 Lucian Freud

Lucian Michael Freud (8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.  His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomfiting examination of the relationship between artist and model. [source]

When did you start getting honest with yourself?

I found my old 1981-84 journal and it illustrates well the moment I really needed to release pain through drawing.

It starts with a composed mask…

… but as my life entered a very difficult time, I used the sketchbook as a place to release despair and a place to be honest with myself.

In our exploration of Lucian Freud, we will look at revisiting the self-portrait and digging a bit deeper.

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