lucian freud’s virility
by minima whatever
How people revel in Freud’s virility (without using that word), in a power couched completely in ‘manly’/masculine terms. The disregard for those who lived with him. How people write about those ‘greats’ of postwar British painting, Bacon, Kitaj, Kossoff, Auerbach et al. No woman in sight, nor weakness or vulnerability really. All power, strength, heroism. I find it obscene.
I do like his paintings. I would also like it it if more people openly said “… he seems to have been quite a jerk though.”