Eli and David
Lucian Freud
Eli and David
Lucian Freud (German-born British, 1922-2011): Eli and David, 2005-2006. Oil on canvas, 56 x 46 inches. Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY, USA. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Of Interest (Interview with David Dawson, the model for "Eli and David" — Lucian Freud's assistant, frequent model and friend):


"Freud's early paintings, which are mostly very small, are often associated with German Expressionism (an influence he tended to deny) and Surrealism in depicting people, plants and animals in unusual juxtapositions ... From the 1950s, he began to work in portraiture, often nudes (though his first full length nude was not painted until 1966),[15] to the almost complete exclusion of everything else...

[Lucian Freud is] widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time."

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Of Interest (Review): http://www.artcritical.com/2006/12/01/lucian-freud/