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Lucian Freud

Bacon, Freud, and a Painting of Two Old Masters

David Galenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

In an era dominated by facile, superficial, precocious conceptual artists, Bacon and Freud were not young geniuses, but wise old masters, whose work gained in depth and power as they grew older, as they spent hundreds of hours making and reworking each canvas.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Francis Bacon

Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

A 1969 painting by the late Irish painter Francis Bacon sold for a whopping $142 million this week, prompting art newbies everywhere to ask, "Who is F...

10 Lucian Freud Paintings That Will Make You Fear Flesh (NSFW)

Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

Sigmund Freud may have mastered the dark corners of the psyche, but his grandson Lucian certainly called dibs on all the shadowy secrets embedded in h...

Lucian Freud Painted His Daughter Nude... When She Was Only 14

Vanity Fair | Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

The public was fascinated by Lucian’s portraits of his sons and daughters, some of which were naked portraits. Journalists had a field day trying to...

This Could Fetch Up To $100 Million At Auction

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — A painting that brings together two of Britain's greatest artists could become one of the most expensive modern artworks eve...

Francis Bacon's Portrayal Of Lucian Freud Heads To Auction

artdaily.com | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s New York will offer Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, one of the most important and iconic ...

Andy Warhol Foundation Stands Up For The Little Guy

Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts

In 2008, the Sanctuary for Independent Art, a small media arts organization based in the lower-income town of Troy, New York, made news when it was ab...

Portrait of Lucian Freud

David Galenson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

In 2003, the critic Martin Gayford began sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud. In 2010, Gayford published his journal of the sittings as a book. Among his reflections, we get glimpses of Freud's attitudes and methods that create a portrait of a great experimental artist at work.

Keeping Your Manets and Masaccios Straight

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Nick Kolakowski

There is little shame in viewing an unfamiliar work of art and saying, "I have no idea who painted that," rather than make an uneducated guess.

21 Questions for Painter and "Girls" Star Jemima Kirke

ARTINFO | Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Name: Jemima Kirke Age: 27 Occupation: Artist/actor Location: New York What project are you working on now? I have been looking at my drawings. Revi...

These Nylon Creatures Will Haunt Your Dreams

Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

Normally pantyhose is most effective when it goes unnoticed. Dutch artist Rosa Verloop would beg to differ, however. Verloop molds, tucks and sews wor...

Saville's Feminine Flesh

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts

Jenny Saville is one of the most captivating painters of human flesh. Whether taking on a fair-skinned child, a burn victim or a corpse she renders he...

Freud's Naked Truths

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts

"He breathed like an animal that's excited," Lucian Freud's sitter and lover Lady Jacquetta Eliot says in the opening comments of the upcoming documen...

Freudian Matters (Video)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

What's in a name? For the Freud clan it would seem that theirs denotes both notoriety and intrinsic creativity. Relatives of the original Sigmund Freu...

The Best Mothers In Art

Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts would like to officially thank moms everywhere for their countless gifts of strength and inspiration. What better way is there to expres...

10 Must See Painting Shows: May 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

May is traditionally the last month of the art world "season." As summer looms, rhythms change and many galleries choose to mount group exhibitions in...

Lucian Freud's Unseen Drawings

Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

Lucian Freud is one of the most formative artists in figurative painting. Before his death last year, he created unsettling portraits of mottled, swam...

David Hockney On Posing For Lucian Freud

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

In July of 2011, the art world lost Lucian Freud, a brilliant mind and a world renown artist who was known for his striking, uncomfortable depictions ...

Painters' Table: 21 Great Painting Posts from 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

From the nearly 700 postsfeatured on Painters' Table in 2011, the following twenty represent a unique take on the state of painting in 2011.

PHOTOS: The Year In Art

Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

2011 was the year of the rebel and the art world was not immune from the larger cultural conflicts. The sentiment of civil unrest swept the world and ...

POLL: Is This The UK's Most Influential Artist Ever?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

A recent poll conducted by 'The Other Art Fair' asked thousands of artists of all ages who they thought was the most influential artist in the UK. The...

Nakedness: Lucian Freud @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Misha Lyuve | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Misha Lyuve

If you want to hang out in a room full of naked people, the Lucian Freud's exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a very special opportunity to do that.

This Small Painting Sells For $5.03 Million

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

LONDON — A small painting by the late Lucian Freud has sold for 3.2 million pounds ($5.03 million) at auction in London. Sotheby's says "Boy's He...

Lucien Freud's Unfinished Last Work To Go On Display

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — The last work by Lucien Freud will be shown for the first time as part of an exhibition in London showcasing the late realist painter'...

Aging Fools

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Misha Lyuve

If you wonder how deep the preconception of aging is engraved in you by our culture, just try to give it up. Even for a minute.