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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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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