Saturday, February 25, 2012
David Dawson on Lecian Freud
Lucian Freud was British Painter who died in June 2011. David Dawson, Freud's model and studio assistant for 20 years, photographed Freud's daily life. Not only is there photographs of Freud in his studio but there are also some of his daily life outside of painting. One of the photographs I thought was funny was Freud applying shaving cream with a big paint brush. It really shows how much painting surrounded this man's life. I always find it interesting to see an artist in his workspace. I feel like these photographs reveal a lot about Freud that his paintings didn't even reveal. Also the fact that David Dawson worked for Freud for so long, he was able to get more intimate photographs like him cuddling with Kate Moss. These are beautiful portraits that show different aspects of Freud's life.