Sunday, October 31, 2010

Every Painter Paints Himself | Freud’s Self-Portrait, Reflection

I just discovered this site 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.

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