Breakfast With Lucian: The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britain’s Great Modern Painter by Geordie Greig; Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A painter applies more than pigment to a canvas. He can mix as many hues as he wishes, but some of the most important colors to appear in a work are ones not found on his palette. Those shades come from both the external and internal life of the artist — the events, episodes, loves, and intrigues that color the resulting works. The figurative painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) had a vast inventory of such colors that he exploited.
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