Lucian Freud, ‘Before the Fourth’, 2004, Print, Etching, ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN
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Lucian Freud

Before the Fourth, 2004

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22 5/8 × 26 in
57.5 × 66 cm
Edition of 46
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ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN

Before the Fourth is a portrait of society figure, actress and friend of Freud's, Annabel …

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Acquavella Galleries, New York
Lucian Freud
British, 1922–2011
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Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud’s early artistic practice was characterized by a meticulously realistic approach to painting. In the mid-1950s, however, Freud diverged from this previous approach in favor of looser brushwork and richer application of color. Freud directed his modified technique and deeply probing gaze toward the discipline of portraiture, which has come to be the core of his oeuvre. Though his style continued to evolve throughout his 70 years of painting, Freud consistently focused on translating his direct perceptions, however subjective, onto the canvas, resulting in portraits that are honest, tender, and psychologically complex.

Lucian Freud, ‘Before the Fourth’, 2004, Print, Etching, ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN
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Before the Fourth is a portrait of society figure, actress and friend of Freud's, Annabel Mullion, pregnant with her fourth child William Ajax Baring, who was born in June 2004. Freud had painted Mullion once before, with her dog Rattler in 1998, and did so a second time a year after the present etching for the …

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Acquavella Galleries, New York
Lucian Freud
British, 1922–2011
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Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud’s early artistic practice was characterized by a meticulously realistic approach to painting. In the mid-1950s, however, Freud diverged from this previous approach in favor of looser brushwork and richer application of color. Freud directed his modified technique and deeply probing gaze toward the discipline of portraiture, which has come to be the core of his oeuvre. Though his style continued to evolve throughout his 70 years of painting, Freud consistently focused on translating his direct perceptions, however subjective, onto the canvas, resulting in portraits that are honest, tender, and psychologically complex.

Lucian Freud

Before the Fourth, 2004

Etching
22 5/8 × 26 in
57.5 × 66 cm
Edition of 46
.
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