” I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be. “


” I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong. “


” I want paint to work as flesh. “


” Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin. “


” The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement. “


” When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won’t. “



All 6 Lucian Freud Quotes about Paint in picture


I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be.
I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong.
I want paint to work as flesh.
Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.
When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won

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