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Friday, November 22, 2013

Lucian Freud - Painted Life

This superb BBC documentary traces the life of one of the greatest British artists, and my favourite.
This is as good as it gets.
And I really like its tone of the production.
The highest quality of documentary making from BBC.

He allowed crews to film him working on his last painting.
It's fascinating to watch him holding his brush and palette, attacking the canvas.

It features many of his close friends, like David Hockney, art critics, family members and his sitters....

It's a celebration of the man who dedicated his entire life to painting, sticking to what he really loved painting most  -people- when Abstraction and Pop Art was in full swing.

It tells us the importance of Francis Bacon in his development of his painting style.

One of the best art documentary I've ever seen.

"The promise of happiness is felt in the act of creation but disappears towards the completion of the work.
For it is then that the painter realises that it is only a picture he is painting.
Until then he had almost dared to hope that the picture might spring to life."

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