Lucian Freud “Eli and David”

Eli and David

Oil on canvas • Expressionism • 56 × 46 cm • 2005 – 2006 • Acquavella Galleries

“Eli and David” depicts a whippet resting in the lap of a bare-chested, trousers-clad man [David Dawson, Lucian Freud’s assistant, frequent model and friend for the last two decades of his life].

Self Portrait of Freud

Lucian Michael Freud

British painter and draughtsman
was born in Berlin

December 8, 1922

His style: expressionism or surrealism

Check my tribute to this great artist here: Lucian Freud


34 replies »

  1. somehow I missed your original post and so reviewing it today was impressed by the vastness of his styles and subject matter. Thanks to one of the quotes you left there, I now know why so often his fleshy subjects looks deathly: “Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.” Of course as a dog lover he can do no wrong 😉

  2. A brilliant collection of Lucian Freud’s paintings. About a year ago, I read The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art
    by Sebastian Smee. He wrote about the connection between Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon and how their friendship allowed them to see breakthroughs in their art. I love these post, Marina!

    • That sounds like a very interesting article. Artists getting together can bring out a burst of creativity even out of rivalry. Sending love and a wishes for a beautiful Thursday.

  3. Thank you, Marina dahling!
    It was great to look at his work, again!
    Listen to Jean Sibelius from your other post!

  4. Thanks for showing these works of one of the most famous paintes of the 20th c.
    We love his expressionist powerful style.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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