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Study Of Lucian Freud- Painting Of Man Enjoying Portrait Of Lucian Freud By Francis Bacon

Study Of Lucian Freud
painting of woman enjoying a portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm


On my painting you see a man enjoying a portrait of artist Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon. It's the left panel of a triptych.

For a quarter of a century, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon were the closest of friends. Their lives were characterized by an intense mutual scrutiny of each other and each other’s work, resulting in some extraordinary paintings and a deep but volatile relationship.

As Bacon later put it, “Who can I tear to pieces, if not my friends? If they were not my friends, I could not do such violence to them.” As two figurative artists working at a time when abstraction was the pervading fashion, their practices drew on these mutual processes of looking and criticizing to inform their painting. My figure is taking it all in.

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kind regards, Gerard

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