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Realist painter Lucian Freud, famed for his nudes of family and friends, dies…

In recent years, his paintings commanded staggering prices at auction, including one of an overweight nude woman sleeping on a couch that sold in 2008 for £17.2m.

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It’s in this period that Freud’s brushstrokes become increasingly forceful, and the volume of paint on the canvas increases, so that it seems to almost shape the contours of skin or hair . In the portrait of the artist Frank Auerbach, his powerful forehead dominates the canvas. The two men had been friends since the mid-1950s, were great admirers of each other’s work and saw each other frequently. It was at the time he made this portrait that Freud began to use Cremnitz white, a dry lead-based p

Lucian Freud - Woman with a tulip, 1945. Oil on canvas.

Girl with a Kitten - Lucian Freud Favourite picture in the Lucien Freud show at the NPG. Not for sale as a postcard or a print in the gift shop. Poo.