"I could never put anything into a picture that wasn't there in front of me," claimed Lucian Freud, who sketched incessantly in preparation for his paintings. Selected from his sketchbooks, these works in pencil, pastel, and watercolor from across the artist's long career are a revelation. Shown in color, the images include portraits of Freud's family members, friends, and lovers, as well as designs for book covers, images of his beloved dogs and horses, and sketches that relate to major works. Along with a chronology of the artist's life, the book includes an insightful essay by Martin Gayford, a friend of Freud and subject of several of his portraits.
Lucian Freud's Sketchbooks
Author: Sarah Howgate & Martin Gayford.