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Lucian Freud expressed himself artistically through his realistic brushstrokes

Abhishek Kumar DECEMBER 08, ON THIS DAY A moment of complete happiness never occurs in the creation of a work of art. The promise of it is felt in the act of creation but disappears towards the completion of the work. For it is then the painter realizes that it is only a picture he …

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Francis Bacon’s never exhibited first screaming Pope on show at London’s Gagosian gallery

By Deepan Joshi British painter Francis Bacon’s first image of a screaming Pope—never exhibited publicly—is due to go on show next week at Gagosian gallery in London. The papal image, known as Landscape with Pope/Dictator, will be displayed at Davies Street gallery in Mayfair from 15 March to 23 April. The work, made in Monaco …

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No Freudian slip: The figurative master portraitist of the 20th-century

July 20, On This Day A master of figurative art, British painter and draughtsman Lucian Freud was known for his work in portraiture and the nude — and as the grandson of famed Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Sometimes called a realist, Lucian painted in a highly individual style, which in his later years was characterized …

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The internet wants Bezos to eat the Mona Lisa; $5 painting by David Bowie now selling for thousands

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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I walked into a gallery and saw my own face on a wall

The human face is one of the most dramatic subjects of art. Here, the author stumbles into his own face and writes his brief journey into the mysterious world of portraitures, and weird people with this obsession in these times of mobile cameras and selfie culture