Archive for Lucian Freud

“Inward-Looking Portraits”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 22 December 2013 by delclem

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The Lucian Freud exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum was one of the highlights of the autumn 2013 exhibition season. Those who have not yet done so are well advised to check it out before 12 January. It’s worth it! >Text (a bit odd;) & album with images (c) wieninternational.at 2013 Also see another text posted earlier.

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“Naked Glory”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 15 February 2012 by delclem

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Freud’s Cocaine Years

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 24 July 2011 by delclem

> On April 21, 1884, a 28-year-old researcher in the field now called neuroscience sat down at the cluttered desk of his cramped room in Vienna General Hospital and composed a letter to his fiancée, Martha Bernays, telling her of his recent studies: “I have been reading about cocaine, the effective ingredient of coca leaves,” Sigmund Freud wrote, “which some Indian tribes chew in order to make themselves resistant to privation and fatigue.” < . READ MORE >

PS. On 20 July 2011, Freud´s grandson Lucian, a prominent British painter,
died at the age of 88   > OBITUARY    > SLIDESHOW