Newsletter №6

LUCIAN FREUD OU L'INCONSCIENT DE LA CHAIR

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LUCIAN FREUD, MATTER OVER METHOD

Jean Clair described Lucian Freud’s work as “assimilated German painting in the 1920s, English painting in the 1930s and, from that point on, he made Freud." When I organized an exhibition of his paintings at Beaubourg, it was greeted with sarcasm! ".
Today, it is no longer a question of contempt ... the grandson of the foundering father of psychoanalysis follows Pierre Soulages, the Pope of the “L’outre noir”, at The Pompidou Center, and is now considered, since the death of Francis Bacon as the greatest living portrait painter and "the master of contemporary pictorial complexion”.
 

Lucian Freud, The Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, 1995, huile sur toile, 151,3 x 219cm, Christie’s

Contrary to contemporary artistic movements, Lucian Freud has for many years produced his paintings in the isolation of his studio, becoming one with the subject, and in intense observation of those around him ... That's the theme of the second Beaubourg exhibition devoted to the artist, for which the museum was able to compile 50 paintings.

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Lucian Freud : the Last Figurative ?

From my divan, I observe the public auction results for the artwork of the grandson of the father of psychoanalysis: Lucian Freud (b. 1922).

On the eve of the opening of a retrospective tribute consecrated to his work at The Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou (March 10-July 19, 2010), I wonder how much the work of someone considered to be one of the most important living artists sells for and, beyond that, if he is one of the last major figurative painters.

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Les modèles de Lucian Freud

L’ouverture à Beaubourg d’un one man show consacré à l’artiste Lucian Freud est l’occasion de revenir sur les rapports de droit entre modèles et portraitiste. Lucian Freud, the last Figurative*, doit sa renommée à son esthétique franche et sans compromis. La touche du peintre renvoie le visiteur au modèle et interroge sur le regard que ce dernier porte sur le portrait achevé. Depuis 13 ans, Big Sue exprime aux journalistes sa fierté devant Benefits supervisor sleeping. Que se serait-il passé si son portrait lui avait déplu, aurait-elle eu la possibilité de rétracter librement son accord ? De même, suite à la vague d’indignation déclenchée par le portrait de la reine Elisabeth II d’Angleterre, commande de sa Majesté à Lucian Freud pour le jubilé de son règne**, la reine aurait-elle pu empêcher la communication de la toile au public ?

Lorsqu’un tableau a pour sujet un individu, deux droits entrent en concurrence.  La liberté créatrice de l’artiste peintre et le droit à l’image du modèle actif ou passif. La relation contractuelle qui nait entre les peintres et leurs égéries est-elle la source d’une restriction



GIACOMETTI: AT THE MUSEUM, AT AUCTION AND BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT

Joyeuses Fêtes artistiques !

IMPRESSIONS DE FIN D'ANNEE

SPECIAL JAPON

LA PHOTOGRAPHIE EN LIGNE DE MIRE

DES EXPERIENCES VIRTUELLES MAIS DES VENTES BIEN REELLES

LUCIAN FREUD OU L'INCONSCIENT DE LA CHAIR

MATISSE/RODIN DEUX GENIES AUX MULTIPLES TALENTS

MONUMENTAL BOLTANSKI

JENNY HOLZER : LIGHT AND DARKNESS

GENTLY DISCOVERING ART BRUT

FROM RIO TO PARIS, JR'S PARTICIPATIVE ART