role model: lucien freud, 82, painting

Lucien Freud, 82, painting

photo: david dawson

This photo of artist Lucien Freud painting was taken by his assistant David Dawson in 2005 when Freud was 82, five years before he died. We see a seriously ALIVE man in an aging body, a human being dynamically engaged in his work, flying in the face of populist stereotypes of old age.

….role model on endless levels.

via The Guardian

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2 Responses to role model: lucien freud, 82, painting

  1. Catherineap 09.14.2011 at 11:35am #

    When I saw this photo in the NY Times obituary, I was struck by how his flesh in the photo resembles the way he paints his models.

  2. Elizabeth 09.16.2011 at 1:58am #

    Awesome photo — thank you for posting.

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