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Raoul Dufy

From 17 February to 17 May 2015

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Autor:
Raoul Dufy
Título:
Open Window, Nice, 1928
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
65,1 x 53,7 cm

Ubicacion:
The Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Winterbotham Collection
© Raoul Dufy / VEGAP / Madrid, 2015

Paul Delvaux: A Walk with Love and Death

From 24 February to 07 June 2015

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Autor:
Paul Delvaux
Título:
The Table, 1946
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
86 x 76 cm

Ubicacion:
Private Collection on deposit at Musée d´lxelles, Brusssels
© Foundation Paul Delvaux, Koksijde, Belgium / VEGAP – SABAM – 2015

Biography and Works

Author:
Lucian Freud
Born/Dead:
Berlin, 1922 - Londres, 2011
Date:
Works

Biography




Lucian Freud is hailed as one of the foremost practitioners of the figurative movement in British art of the second half of the twentieth century that has become known as the School of London. In his portraits, which generally show sitters in their close environment, Freud succeeds in revealing the vulnerability of the human body through the material fleshiness his works exude

Son. of an architect and grandson of the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Lucian spent his childhood in Berlin until the arrival of Hitler forced his family to emigrate to England. He wanted to be an artist from an early ageHe. studied at the Dedham School of Arts and Crafts and subsequently at Goldsmith’s College in London. Trained in the existentialist intellectual environment of interwar Europe, he used his painting as an instrument for reflecting on the alienation of contemporary man. During the Second World War he returned to Berlin, where he viewed the works of the artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, such as Otto Dix and Christian Schad

Since. the outset of his artistic career, his works have always been centred on the human figure, depicted with great psychological intensity. During the 1950s the somewhat rigid style of the early days gave way to a looser, more informal language of thicker brushstrokes. This development did not mark the beginning of a faster method, as Freud has always worked slowly and reflexively, needing to develop a close relationship with the people or objects portrayed. Above all Freud attaches importance to his psychological study, which he combines with a crude realism and uninhibited poses that occasionally verge on the sordid. He does not seek likeness in his portraits but rather the reflection of what his sitters represent, and he attempts to find the essence of their personality

From. 1958 to 1968 Freud’s work was shown regularly at the Marlborough Gallery and the numerous international exhibitions of his work held since the 1970s have made him one of the greatest living artists today.

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