Reflection (Self-Portrait), 1985

Lucian Freud – Naked Truth

Growing up as the grandson of Sigmund Freud must have been an interesting psychology journey to say the least. Born in Berlin, Lucian Freud fled to London in 1933, and developed a distinct portraiture style that established him as the leading artist of his time. During his lifetime, Freud transfigured the traditional and favored European portrait with confrontational and often critical portrayals of the sitter.  His stark interpretation and particular technique influenced many of the contemporary British artists today.

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