Lucian Freud

Born in 1923, Freud's prolific collection of work follows a relentless exploration of daily existence. Like Edward Hopper, his paintings demonstrate that significant art can come from acute observation of ordinary events, and, again like Hopper but in a very different way, a similar atmosphere of unease is created. He makes us aware of our sexuality, our fatness or thinness, our mortality - our nakedness.

"I would wish my art to appear factual, not literal."

"I remember everything I've done because it was done with difficulty."

Interior in Paddington Interior in Paddington

1951

Girl with a White Dog Girl with a White Dog

1951-2

John Minton John Minton

1952

Large Interior W11 (after Watteau) Large Interior W11 (after Watteau)

1981-3

Reflection (Self Portrait) Reflection (Self Portrait)

1985

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