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Old 09-19-2011, 02:18 PM
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Re: Lucian Freud anyone?

Irwin is right, on Saturday I posted 2 of Freud's Mom and an answer to dominika's query about copyright. There was a database error and a lot of stuff got lost, so here goes again.

Jeni, thanks so much for visiting.

dominika, good copy, immediately recognizable as being the man himself.

Copyright is a vexing problem, because it varies from country to country. However, there's a thing known as "fair use" which most of us take to cover work done for educational purposes, so there should be no problem. It's not as if any of us are trying to sell our copies.

There's a town in China btw, Xiamen, where thousands of artists labour every day churning out copies of everything imaginable, old and new. And these are for sale! So I think we're pretty small insignificant stuff compared to them.

Irwin, so glad you've joined in! An excellent rendition, and I wouldn't worry too much about her upper lip.

Here's one I did almost 4 years ago of Freud's dear old Mom.



And here's the one I painted on Saturday.



Yesterday I did a copy of "Head of the Big Man," 1975.



And today I decided to let the bear loose and do my own Expressionistic thing based more or less on one of Freud's paintings, "Woman in a Grey Sweater," 1988. (It's more fun that way, and nobody could possibly sue you for infringement of copyright because it looks nothing like the original. )



Tomorrow my wife and I are going for a few days on a trip to an interesting old part of Spain, so hasta la vista amigos.
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Their all good Lawrence, Ive always liked waht you do.
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LOVE this thread! The head of Francis Bacon is my favourite, excellent work
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I am intrigued with this thread too since he was/is my favorite artist I might give it a go too.. we'll see :-D
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Thanks so much Carol, Mang, and Erin.

Erin, go for it!! If you do one I'll do another one too.

btw, "Boy's Head" has just been auctioned off by Sotheby's for 5 million dollars. It's very small, only 8 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches.

A few weeks ago I tried to contact Charles Lumley, the model, to offer him my copy as a present but he's not in the Surrey phone directory. (From a newspaper article I know he lives in Ham, near Richmond.) e-mailed the Richmond Council art dep't.--no answer was the stern reply. e-mailed St. Andrew's Church in Ham--same answer. Can't even GIVE my paintings away.
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No one can ever achieve Freud.here is my effort.
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Lawrence - how funny!

Surely the whole point of a Lucien Freud portrait is that it looks NOTHING like the sitter??

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Joe, great to see that you've joined in, that's a nice painting.

Jools, I know that many people say that his painting of Kate Moss looks nothing like her but personally I think his portraits DO look like who he's painting (within his inimitable style, of course.)

This is one I did just after he went off to the Happy Hunting Grounds, one of my first palette knife paintings.

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It appears that Freud liked dogs more than cats--here, Kitty Garman, the young lady who was soon to become his first wife, seems to be strangling the poor creature.



A bit difficult to see what this is all about--here's a link to the complete painting.

http://www.wallpapers-free.co.uk/bac...with-a-kitten/
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Chanced upon this extraordinary photo of Freud's painting of his daughter Esther, 1982/83.

http://academics.eckerd.edu/instruct...Discomfort.pdf
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Largest collection of Freuds I've ever seen, plus a lot of photos of him:

http://vk.com/album-16966189_156194079

Click on the first thumbnail to blow it up, then click on that to bring up the next one.
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I enjoy admiring your paintings Lawrence ,very creative of making the portraits funny ,different and nice style
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Hi Randa, I think the really funny one is where she seems to be strangling the cat--I'll bet she really wishes she were strangling Lucian for all his infidelities.
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Oh I love this thread! Great work everyone!

Lucian Freud is my favourite artist. I went to the exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery (London) as a birthday present for myself. It was mindblowing, seeing all these fantastic portraits together. Now I'm enjoying the book about his career ^^

@Jolee: his portraits really do have likeness with the sitter. The one that pops up in my mind is one he did of David Hockney:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_c2JPzGhNn-Y/SwEIw13p1yI/AAAAAAAAAMM/wstjHjCka8s/s1600/Photo+of+Hockney+Lucian+Freud's+Studio.jpg
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Eveline, I envy you your trip to the National Portrait Gallery. There was a wonderful Freud exhibit here in Barcelona some years ago but I think it was only about a third the size of the one you've just seen.

Yes, that's the spitting image of Hockney, isn't it!
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