Lucian Freud - Portraits UK Dvd


Lucian Freud - Portraits UK Dvd


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Number of Discs: 1
Format: Colour
Classification: Exempt
Producers: J. Auerbach/W. Feaver
Released By: Jake Auerbach Films

Want an inside take on what it was like in the world of one of Britain's greatest artists of the last 100 years, Lucian Freud? Well, here it is, probaly as near as you will get to this elusive enigma.

A documentary on this mercurial artist was never going to be easy. I mean, you were never going to get Lucian Freud sitting down making comments and witty remarks about his work. Of course, it would have made life easier if hr did but then I wouldn't have thought Freud would ever have wanted to make our lives easier or, indeed, narrow our understanding of his work with a few well-polished words. Why should he?

He is there, on camera, fleetingly at the end like a ghost. But in the shadows he seems happier and it is left to the various people that have sat for him to build up our picture of the artist and his work.

It is riveting, never easy, you can almost touch the ghost of the man at times and then he has vanished, beyond our grasp. Nothing and nothingness.

He was an intensely private man. Even in this seminal documentary on his work by Frank Auerbach's son, Jake, you only get a blink-and-miss-him appearance at the end. Throughout his life his pursuit of privacy seemed to be paramount.

Lucian Freud, now in his 80ís (as of 2005 when the Dvd was made), has always been at pains to preserve his privacy. In recent years, as his fame has increased and his eminence as a painter has matured into pre-eminence, the artist has become the object of endless and generally inaccurate press interest. Lucian Freud: Portraits is an analysis of the artist as seen through the eyes of those who have been best placed to study him; his sitters.

Over a period of two years film-maker Jake Auerbach and Freudís biographer, William Feaver filmed many of Freudís subjects, ranging from the late Duke of Devonshire and the now Dowager Duchess of Devonshire to fellow painters David Hockney and Celia Paul; from friends such as Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles to ex-lovers, daughters and grand-daughters.

Unprecedented, intimate and revealing, the film weaves these interviews with a large selection of work by one of the great artists of our century.


"A beautiful and telling film but disturbing too"
The Guardian

"A striking study of the ruthlessness of talent"
The Independant

"Intoxicating" The Scotsman

"Mesmerising" The Times

"Intimate ... and somewhat chilling"
Daily Telegraph


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Language: English
Length: 66 minutes
Director: Jake Auerbach
Editor: Jess Scott-Hunter
Music: Jason Osborn
Cat. No.: JAFDV001

Images © Estate of Lucian Freud. All Rights Reserved.

5 STARS OUT OF FIVE


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