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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Man with a Blue Scarf - On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud

Just finished reading this book by Martin Gayford, borrowed from a local library. 


It's an irresistible page-turner, describing the artist's painting process in a concise diary format. 
More than anything else, I enjoyed their conversations, particularly Frued's thoughts on other artists. 
The book includes many photos related to the texts. Also very well laid out. 

It's a great book to get into the artist's studio and his mind. Full of inspirations. 

"The only secret I can claim to have is concentration, and that's something that can't be taught."

And here is Martin talking about his experience.

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