Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud, Gayford, Martin

Author Name    Gayford, Martin

Title   Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Thames & Hudson 2013

ISBN Number    0500289719 / 9780500289716

Seller ID   RWARE0000035847

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "An extraordinary record of a great artist in his studio, it also describes what it feels like to be transformed into a work of art." -ARTnews Lucian Freud (1922-2011), widely regarded as the greatest figurative painter of ou r time, spent seven months painting a portrait of the art critic Martin Gay ford. The daily narrative of their encounters takes the reader into that mo st private place, the artist's studio, and to the heart of the working meth ods of this modern master-both technical and subtly psychological. From thi s emerges an understanding of what a portrait is, but something else is als o created: a portrait, in words, of Freud himself. This is not a biography, but a series of close-ups: the artist at work and in conversation at resta urants, in taxis, and in his studio. It takes one into the company of the p ainter for whom Picasso, Giacometti, and Francis Bacon were friends and con temporaries, as were writers such as George Orwell and W. H. Auden. The book is illustrated with many of Lucian Freud's other works, telling ph otographs taken by David Dawson of Freud in his studio, and images by such great artists of the past as van Gogh and Titian who are discussed by Freud and Gayford. Full of wry observations, the book reveals the inside story of how it feels to pose for a remarkable artist and become a work of art. 63 illustrations, 57 in color

Price = 900.00 JPY

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