Lucian Freud Quotes

Lucian Freud Quotes: The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
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Lucian Freud Quote: The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh.
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Quotes about Lucian Freud: The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work.
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Quote about Lucian Freud: When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't. There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so.
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Lucian Freud Sayings: A moment of complete happiness never occurs in the creation of a work of art. The promise of it is felt in the act of creation but disappears towards the completion of the work. For it is then the painter realises that it is only a picture he is painting. Until then he had almost dared to hope the picture might spring to life.
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Lucian Freud Saying: I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do.
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Sayings about Lucian Freud: It is through observation and perception of atmosphere that he [the artist] can register the feeling that he wishes his painting to give out.
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Saying about Lucian Freud: The painter makes real to others his innermost feelings about all that he cares for. A secret becomes known to everyone who views the picture through the intensity with which it is felt.
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Lucian Freud Quotes: I use the gallery as if it were a doctor. I come for ideas and help - to look at situations within painting, rather than paintings.
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Lucian Freud Quote: The character of the artist doesn't enter into the nature of the art
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Quotes about Lucian Freud: The task of the artist is to make the human being uncomfortable.
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Quote about Lucian Freud: My work is purely autobiographical... It is about myself and my surroundings.
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Lucian Freud Sayings: The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn.
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Lucian Freud Saying: The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter
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Sayings about Lucian Freud: A painter's tastes must grow out of what so obsesses him in life that he never has to ask himself what it is suitable for him to do in art.
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Saying about Lucian Freud: The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh. The effect that they make in space is as bound up with them as might be their colour or smell ... Therefore the painter must be as concerned with the air surrounding his subject as with the subject itself. It is through observation and perception of atmosphere that he can register the feeling that he wishes his painting to give out.
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