FRANK AUERBACH

FRANK AUERBACH

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS FROM

THE LUCIEN FREUD ESTATE

TATE BRITAIN

25TH AUGUST-9TH NOVEMBER 2014

REVIEWER: LAURENCE HUMPHRIES

Frank Auerbach who painted during the 1950’s was an artist who used different materials to develop his art. He uses charcoal , Chalk and paper. Auerbach who originates from Germany..

“Auerbach is a figurative painter who focuses on portraits and city scenes in and around the area of London where he lives”  [1].

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” His work is not concerned with finding a visual equivalent to an emotional or spiritual state, rather it deals with the attempt to resolve the experience of being in the World of paint” [2].

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In his portraits of E.O.W. or the head of Julia,  Auerbach   is here using charcoal and paint on board. As Auerbach states in the Tate Exhibition  “I am hoping to make a new thing for the world that reminds in the mind” [3].

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 In looking at Auerbach,s art work it reminds me of some of the work of Francis Bacon who used photography to create blurred images of people.  Bacon who was part of the London school with Lucien Freud had similar distorted images of the Body. Auerbach’s art uses paint and other materials depicting Landscapes and portraits of people in London.

The Tate is going to have a retrospective of Auerbach’s work in 2015. I am looking forward to seeing the full range of Frank Auerbach’s Art Work.

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Frank Auerbach

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