Friday, 22 July 2011

farewell post

Reflection (self portrait), 1985
”The picture in order to move us
must never merely remind us of life,
but must acquire a life of its own...”
  
Lucien Freud (1922 - 2011)

One of the greatest painters of our time
passed away yesterday in his London
home, Sigmund Freud's grandson
Lucien who came to redefine British
art over his fifty-year career. 
The unique combination of kindness
and conviction, curiosity and uneasiness
of his disarming portraits left a lasting
mark in my head years ago in Venice
at the Correr Museum's retrospective.
Bidding my fond farewell.

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    That indeed is a loss to this world... His family has left us so much!

    Enjoy our weekend and lots of love,

    Mariette

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