Skip to content

Lucian Freud Paintings

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0500275351

ISBN-13: 9780500275351

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Robert Hughes

List price: $39.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

It is both startling and disconcerting, producing some of the most powerful and moving visual images to have appeared in the last thirty years. Freud'”once dubbed "the Ingres of existentialism"'”has almost single-handedly redefined the figurative painting of our time. No other living artist possesses his ability to paint the texture and thinness of skin over flesh, and his distinctive portraits have a haunting quality that makes them impossible to forget. This volume, with over one hundred superb reproductions of his greatest paintings, pays tribute to one of the most original and accomplished artists of the twentieth century.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $39.95
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 10/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Robert Hughes was born on July 28, 1938 in Sydney, Australia. He attended St. Ignatius College and Sydney University before embarking on a career as a freelance writer. In 1970, he became the art critic for Time magazine. Hughes garnered wide acclaim for his book and television series The Shock of the New. Chronicling Hughes's vast knowledge and experience with modern art, The Shock of the New presents the author's views and opinions of many facets of art including contemporary architecture. Hughes's other ground-breaking books include American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America and Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America. In these, Hughes presents his own unique brand of criticism, not merely on art, but also on American politics. Everyone from Jesse Helms to Ronald Reagan undergoes analysis, and the state of politics in the late 20th century is often lamented.