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Lucien Freud Quotes

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'A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure.'

'As far as I am concerned the paint is the person. I want it to work for me just as flesh does.'

'Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.'

'Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much.'

'The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh.'

'The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.'


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Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. - Malcolm Muggeridge
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Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkinsí Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
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