This week's art inspired fashion post looks to Lucian Freud, who passed away a few weeks ago. The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud
was considered by many fans and critics to be the greatest living figurative painter of our time. Known for his muted impasto nudes and making even the most beautiful people grotesque, much has been made of the fact that he would spend whole days mixing colors without painting a stroke, or that when he did paint, he wiped his brush after every stroke. Even more talk was generated by his appearance at swank London restaurants with beautiful younger women like Kate Moss (one of his subjects) and speculation that he sired as many as 40 children (but 13 is more plausible). I'm much more impressed that in almost seven decades of painting, he never deviated from his realistic style and that he continued to paint his way in spite of trends that swung enormously in the other direction."The subject matter is autobiographical, it's all to do with hope and memory and sensuality and involvement really." ~ Lucian Freud
Girl With A White Dog (1950-1951) is a portrait of Freud's first wife, Kitty, and one of his most famous paintings. I didn't bother going a humble/accessible route with this fashion post, Lucian Freud's paintings sold in the double digit millions and finding clothes to represent a nude ended up being loosely representational at best (pardon the pun).Andrew Gn Pleated Sleeve Gown, $6,773 - boutique1.com; Edwardian hair comb, $155 - suzannah.com; Tom Ford Lip Color Blush Nude, $45 - nordstrom.com; Miu Miu Velvet Bow Pump, $695 - barneys.com; Vintage Dog Brooch by Cartier, christies.com; Jean Schlumberger Rope hoop earrings $4,600 - tiffany.com.
Labels: Girl With A White Dog, Lucian Freud