Lucian Freud, the pre-eminent portraiture and figural artist of his time, passed away yesterday. The British artist’s works were noted for their psychologically piercing nature and their studied commentary on the relationship between model and artist. He was a provocateur.

(Above: Reflection (self portrait) 1985; Oil on canvas, 56.2 x 51.2 cm; Private collection)


Reflection With Two Children" 1965; Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid-Bridgeman Art Library

Naked girl asleep, II, 1968; Oil on canvas, 55.8 x 55.8 cm; Private collection

John Minton, 1952; Oil on canvas, 40 x 25.4 cm; Collection Royal College of Art, London

Girl with a white dog, 1951-52; Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 101.6 cm; Tate Gallery, London