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Study Of Lucian Freud

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Study Of Lucian Freud
painting of man enjoying portriat of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
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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.

I create small studies like Study Of Lucian Freud in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma