While Lucian Freud’s international reputation as a master of portraiture remains undisputed, his ability to capture the elusive essence of plants is mostly unacknowledged. Leaves, branches, and blooms were among the artist’s favorite subjects throughout his formative years. The linear neatness of his early works deliberately flirted with surrealist effects and symbolic references. But his later paintings of plants searched for something deeper and much more original. Learn more in this exciting online talk with Dr. Giovanni Aloi, author of Lucian Freud Herbarium.
Giovanni Aloi, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago