I just discovered this site www.everypainterpaintshimself.com and am absolutely fascinated by it.
I loved reading the latest post on Lucian Freud's Portrait of the Queen Elizabeth and his own Self-portrait.
Every Painter Paints Himself | Freud’s Self-Portrait, Reflection
I wish I had known about this site before I went to see Lucian Freud's exhibit at MOMA back in 2008. It was a very powerful exhibit that I walked out of reluctantly. It was about his etchings but there were also a lot of his portraits and large size nudes on display as well.
For anyone who is interested in Freud, it is definitely worth taking a look through the museum's Interactive pages for this past exhibit. I just went through it again and was awed by his style and how engaging his figures were, one more time. After reading about the suggestion that the artist's alter-ego is present in the portraits he paints, I hope I will get a chance to view another exhibit by Freud in the near future since his portraits are by far some of the most interesting I have seen.