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Lucian Freud: Herbarium

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The first book to tell the story of Freud's lifelong love for plants and gardens, which began as a child and continued through his time as a pupil of Cedric Morris.

This elegant monograph tells the history of Freud’s magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life. Reproduced in sumptuous plates that allow readers to appreciate the works in detail, seventy-five works - including Two Plants, Bananas, Cyclamen, The Painter's Garden, and Interior at Paddington - reveal Freud's singular approach to plant life. Readers unfamiliar with this aspect of Freud's work will find many similarities to his portraits - earthy palettes, unconventional rawness, and assiduous attention to detail. From the delicate realism of the cyclamens' petals to the bold brushstrokes that immortalise his overgrown garden, readers will appreciate Freud's ability to portray plants in new and personal ways.

Comparative illustrations from throughout art history accompany essays on the history of plants in art and an appreciation of Freud's oeuvre.

  • Author: Giovanni Aloi
  • Hardcover: 176 pages | 100 illustrations
  • Date published: August 2019
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-3791385334
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 25.8 cm