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Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings (HC)

Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings (HC)

2007

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Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings (HC)

By Starr Figura

One of the foremost figurative artists working today, Lucian Freud has redefined portraiture and the nude through his unblinking scrutiny of the human form. Although he is best known as a painter, etching is integral to his practice. This volume accompanies a major Museum of Modern Art exhibition that will present the full scope of Freud's etchings, along with a critical selection of related paintings and drawings. Written by exhibition curator Starr Figura, it includes more than 70 etchings-from the artist's rare early experiments of the 1940s to the increasingly complex compositions he has created since rediscovering the medium in the early 1980s-juxtaposed with some 23 paintings and 7 drawings.

This dramatic and unusual cross-medium dialogue illuminates the crucial, cross-pollinating relationship between Freud's etchings and his works on canvas. Pared down to essentials of line, and depicting figures cropped or isolated against empty backgrounds, Freud's etchings achieve a startling new sense of psychological tension and formal abstraction. Includes 120 color illustrations.

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Type All Artists
Size 9 x 12"
Published 2007
ISBN 9780870707063
Pages 144