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Lucian Freud: Girl Sitting - Signed Print

Girl Sitting
Signed Print

Lucian Freud


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Etching, 1987
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 61cm x W 78cm

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Critical Review

Though the identity of this unnamed sitter is unknown, we can observe in Girl Sitting an intimate bond between sitter and artist so typical of Freud's work. Renowned for his risqué love-life, the sitter might have been one of Freud's many lovers who sat for him in the studio.

In his handling of composition, this work is not dissimilar to another of Freud's Naked Portraits: Girl Holding Her Foot. Though Freud has depicted these figures in seemingly odd places, and left their backgrounds unmarked, his masterful tonality gives weight to their nudes bodies. In many works from our Naked Portraits collection of his work, Freud focuses on the curvature of women's bodies, challenging demanding beauty standards and the expectations of women's bodies in popular culture.

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