22 July 2011

Favorites: Lucian Freud

I love the trio of staring eyes in this Clifford Coffin photograph of Lucian Freud from 1947....the artist's far off look, the bird's one alert eye and the cropped image of the portrait on the easel.  While I'm a big fan of Freud's later figurative work (especially his paintings of the performance artist Leigh Bowery), there is something in the straight-forward simplicity of his early portraits (like the one in this photo) that I really admire.
Lucian Freud 1922-2011


chasing lightning bugs said...

wonderful photo. and a lovely little remembering of a fine painter. thanks.

W.E. said...

I truly appreciate your comment CLB! Thank you!