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Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait b&hellip by Martin Gayford
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5.0 out of 5 stars Man with a Blue Scarf, 10 Jan 2011
Man with a Blue Scarf by Martin Gayford
An extremely comprehensive acount of a sitting for portrait painter extraordinaire, Lucian Freud, by art critic and writer Martin Gayford. It incorporates many entertaining anecdotes from his association with artists like Francis Bacon and Picasso etc to aristocrats and criminals, and his search for interesting models for his portraits.
It is an exceptionally readable book giving insights into Freud's working methods and his complete dedication to his art, illustrated with examples of his and other artist' work, and is written with humour and tolerance.
I found this book completely enjoyable and absorbing and would thoroughly recommend… Read more