Lucian Freud Herbarium

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Lucian Freud's portraits are known for their spectacular detail and fearless look. Although Freud brought the same qualities into his paintings and drawings of plants, flowers and landscapes, these are largely unknown. This elegant book shows how working with plants encouraged Freud to experiment with style and composition. Seventy-five works, including Two Plants, Bananas, Cyclamen, The Painter's Garden and Interior at Paddington, have been reproduced on opulent plates that allow readers to enjoy exquisite detail, revealing Freud's unique approach to plant life. Readers unfamiliar with this aspect of Freud's work will find many similarities to his portraits: earthy palettes, unconventional rawness, and diligent attention to detail. From the delicate realism of the cyclamen's petals to the bold brushstrokes that immortalize his overgrown garden, readers will appreciate Freud's ability to portray plants in new and personal ways. Comparative illustrations from all over art history accompany essays on the history of plants in art and an appreciation of Freud's oeuvre. This monograph is a contribution to Freud's legacy, one that will enrich the discernment of his immense admirers while introducing his thoroughly original descriptions of plants to a new audience.

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Release date: September 2019

Dimensions: 31 x 25 cm

Number of pages: 176

With illustrations

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