- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York (December 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087070706X
- ISBN-13: 978-0870707063
- Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,440,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings Hardcover – December 1, 2007
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The exhibition this book honors was organized around the themes that are central to Freud's oeuvre, including, most prominently, the works that he called "Naked Portraits" and "Portrait Heads," as well as other subjects that he occasionally turned to, such as dogs and views of the garden behind his house. Within each gallery, etchings, paintings, and drawings are paired or grouped to underscore Freud's long-term fascination with particular subjects or sitters, to highlight his intense preoccupation with the physical properties of his different mediums, and to suggest how the mediums of painting and etching nourish and inform one another in Freud's practice. Among the individual sitters who appear in more than one work within the exhibition are Freud's mother Lucie, his daughter Bella, performance artist Leigh Bowery, and the British lawyer and political advisor, Arnold Goodman.
Freud often described his work as autobiographical, stating in 1974: "It is about myself and my surroundings.Read more ›