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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Man with a Blue Scarf.

 On Sitting for a Portrait
 by Lucian Freud and Martin Gayford


I just started reading a new book. Its one of those books that once you start reading you can't put down. The book is made up of personal conversations, observations and stories Martin Grayford was privy to while sitting for a portrait with artist Lucian Freud. As the painting progresses MG and LF's relationship grows and you start gaining a rare insight into how Freud works, paints and makes artistic decisions. 
Anyways... I recommend it, and with that said I think I will go back to reading. 



"The picture in order to move us must never merely remind us of life, but must acquire a life of its own, precisely in order to reflect  life"- Lucian Freud





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