Lucian Freud Quotes

Top 31 wise famous quotes and sayings by Lucian Freud

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Lucian Freud quotes: The character of the artist doesn't enter into the nature of the art. The character of the artist doesn't enter into the nature of the art.
Lucian Freud quotes: The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh. The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh.
Lucian Freud quotes: I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them. I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them.
Lucian Freud quotes: Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid. Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.
Lucian Freud quotes: I never think about my style but just try and make the pictures look believable. I never think about my style but just try and make the pictures look believable.
Lucian Freud quotes: I could never put anything into a picture that wasn't actually there in front of me. That would be a pointless lie, a mere bit of artfulness. I could never put anything into a picture that wasn't actually there in front of me. That would be a pointless lie, a mere bit of artfulness.
Lucian Freud quotes: You ask why I'm fascinated by the human figure? As a human animal, I am interested in some of my fellow animals: in their minds and bodies. You ask why I'm fascinated by the human figure? As a human animal, I am interested in some of my fellow animals: in their minds and bodies.
Lucian Freud quotes: The only way I could work properly was by using the absolute maximum of observation and concentration that I could possible muster. The only way I could work properly was by using the absolute maximum of observation and concentration that I could possible muster.
Lucian Freud quotes: When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't. When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't.
Lucian Freud quotes: The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter. The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter.
Lucian Freud quotes: Whether it will convince or not, depends entirely on what it is in itself, what is there to be seen. Whether it will convince or not, depends entirely on what it is in itself, what is there to be seen.
Lucian Freud quotes: The only secret I can claim to have is concentration, and that's something that can't be taught. The only secret I can claim to have is concentration, and that's something that can't be taught.
Lucian Freud quotes: I have a timetable, but no routine. I have a timetable, but no routine.
Lucian Freud quotes: It is through observation and perception of atmosphere that he [the artist] can register the feeling that he wishes his painting to give out. It is through observation and perception of atmosphere that he [the artist] can register the feeling that he wishes his painting to give out.
Lucian Freud quotes: Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much. Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much.
Lucian Freud quotes: The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn. The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn.
Lucian Freud quotes: I want paint to work as flesh. I want paint to work as flesh.
Lucian Freud quotes: I use the gallery as if it were a doctor. I come for ideas and help - to look at situations within painting, rather than paintings. I use the gallery as if it were a doctor. I come for ideas and help - to look at situations within painting, rather than paintings.