Analyzing Freud and the Queen

Left: Freud, Detail of Queen Elizabeth II (2000-01)   Right: Freud, Detail of Self-Portrait, Reflection (2002)   

Britain's press went nuts when Lucian Freud gave the Queen a tiny portrait of herself, just 9" x 6", and notably ugly at that. She had spent hours posing for him over 19 months. She could not have been amused. Now we reveal on the site, for the first time, the reasons why Freud asked to paint her and what he did. Take a look. You'll never look at Freud's art - or art in general - the same way again. Link to the website

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