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Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait), 1965 by Lucian Freud (1922-2011, Germany) | Art Reproductions Lucian Freud | WahooArt.com

Artworks , Reflection With Two Children
Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait), 1965 by Lucian Freud (1922-2011, Germany) | Art Reproductions Lucian Freud | WahooArt.com
Artworks , Reflection With Two Children

"Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait)"

Lucian Freud - Oil On Canvas - 91 x 91 cm - 1965 - (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain))

Lucian Freud's work, which was born in Berlin and is the grandson of psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, has always drank profoundly from the tension that exists between reality and substance, between the visible and the tactile. Lucian Freud's oil work "Reflection with Two Children (Self Portrait)" was completed in 1965. The artist achieved this odd point of view by placing a mirror at his feet on the floor, allowing him to paint the ceiling as if it were around him. For the backdrop, he swirled paint across the canvas with a palette knife to give the appearance of a dark and cavernous vacuum. The bulb at the top of the image deftly exposes the ceiling's height. Rose and Ali Boyt, two tiny children are shown in an unusual, small-scale size, are his own children. His vision was sparked by a picture of the dwarf Deneb's tomb at Egypt's Cairo Museum. The contrast between the enormity of his self-portrait and the diminutiveness of his children might very well symbolise Freud's sense of significance. The dominating guy on the canvas in ‘Reflection with Two Children (Self Portrait)' appears to be a man not to be reckoned with.





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