Monday, July 02, 2012

Lucian Freud Exhibition at The Modern

Yesterday, checked out the Lucian Freud Exhibition at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Lucian Freud: Portraits
(July 1 - October 28, 2012). The official rendering goes like this: "Lucian Freud is widely considered the greatest portrait painter of the twentieth century. His visceral renderings of people from all walks of life have a painterly and psychological drama that is unparalleled in contemporary art. . . Fort Worth will be the only U.S. venue" (Source: The Modern).

Lucian Freud (12/8/1922-7/20/2011) didn't sugarcoat his portraits. They are brutal. Many of them are hideous. They present a corrective to false advertising, I suppose. For more information, here's a link: 

Today's Rune: Harvest. 


Charles Gramlich said...

I posted about pseudonyms today. Maybe I should have considered Freud as a name. Name recognition and all.

Adorably Dead said...

I love realistic paintings and art that aren't afraid to get down and dirty with it. :p

the walking man said...

Every school of art has it's own value and worth. I can appreciate much about most of them but of them all i prefer realism, even taken to the extreme.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I really like his work. Wish this exhibit would come to Detroit.