Lucian Freud

While doing some research into using line as a way of representing the human body to exaggerate ugliness I came across a text on the National Portrait Galleries website about Lucian Freud. A quote on the page that was said by Freud caught my eye. “The simplest human gestures tell stories.” This is made obvious through the way Freud worked as he tended to exaggerate features in his portraits particularly. The use of thick brush strokes and dark sickly colours show an inhuman element to his portraits. This is an element which relates back to my own work and what I am trying to say.

‘Reflection” (1985)



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