I declare today as Portrait Friday!
As we’re approaching Valentine’s Day, Lucian Freud’s Girl with Roses seems rather apt:
Queen of the self-portraits:
I went to the Francis Bacon exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery – a while back – and was quite disturbed by his portraits. Nonetheless – they evoked a reaction, and that is, I believe, what matters…
I only recently happened upon Paul Wright – though it initially was his landscapes, not portraits, that struck something with me. He’s a magician with the oils…
Sarah Lucas – Self Portrait: