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Lucian Freud Master of The Flesh Lucian Freud born grandson to Austrian Psychologist Sigmund Freud was an English painter known and highly appreciated for his ability to render the human body with such technical precision He was born in Berlin in 1922 and still lives today He emigrated to England with his family as a child He began to receive training at the Central School of Art in London the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Dedham and Goldsmiths College in London between 1939 and 1943 In the 1950s Freud became an internationally recognised artist and held several exhibitions around the globe Freuds beginnings as an artist involved a very linear and graphically oriented approach to work Freuds oil paintings today are even considered to be drawings in nature and approach He transformed from this illustrational graphic linear artist to one that specialised in the meaty boring present condition Freud also began as a miniaturist often making small portraits and still creating small pictures until today He would pay an enormous attention to detail even in the drawing using the thickest and most vibrant of brushstrokes Freuds personality was one that affected several people having an impact on them to equal the impact his works had Lucian Freud has helped more people wrecked more lives and h ad more of an effect on people than anyone Ive ever known said a former lover of the artist Considered to be an extremely beautiful boy in his youth it was said that Freud had a wildness about him that was marvellous What could be strange is that Freud was never noted to have a natural talent for drawing yet his willpower and intense love for life caused him to paint whatever he had for a subject His incredible ability to keep solid concentration allowed him to produce a multitude of paintings in his youth mostly of boys dead animals and birds himself women and
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