Lucian Freud Quotes

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Lucian Freud Quotes

I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, its what Yeats called the fascination with whats difficult. Im only trying to do what I cant do.
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Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.

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Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.

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I want paint to work as flesh.

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The character of the artist doesn't enter into the nature of the art.

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And, since the model he faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture, since the picture is going to be there on its own, it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model.

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As far as I am concerned the paint is the person. I want it to work for me just as flesh does.

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My work is purely autobiographical ... It is about myself and my surroundings.

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I never think about my style but just try and make the pictures look believable.

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Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much.

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You ask why I'm fascinated by the human figure? As a human animal, I am interested in some of my fellow animals: in their minds and bodies.

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When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't.

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Whether it will convince or not, depends entirely on what it is in itself, what is there to be seen.

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The painter makes real to others his innermost feelings about all that he cares for. A secret becomes known to everyone who views the picture through the intensity with which it is felt.

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What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince.

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Losing as much money as I can get hold of is an instant solution to my economic problems.

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The process of creation becomes necessary to the painter perhaps more than is the picture. The process in fact is habit-forming

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