Naked man on a bed (1987) by Lucian Freud

Naked man on a bed - Lucian Freud - 1987

Artwork Information

TitleNaked man on a bed
ArtistLucian Freud
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions56.5 x 61 cm
Art MovementExpressionism

About Naked man on a bed

The artwork entitled “Naked man on a bed” was created by artist Lucian Freud in 1987. It is an oil on canvas painting with dimensions of 56.5 x 61 cm. This piece is rooted in the Expressionist movement and is classified within the genre of Nude Painting.

The artwork reveals a figure reclined on a rumpled bed, the body is painted with thick, discernible brushstrokes characteristic of Freud’s style. The flesh tones vary from pale hues to ruddy pinks, suggesting the play of light and subtle variations in the surface of the skin. The man’s pose is unguarded and natural, capturing a moment of vulnerability or repose. The figure’s face is obscured from view, enhancing the sense of intimacy and privacy. Surrounding the figure, the bed and the background are rendered with equal attention to texture, displaying the artist’s dedication to depicting the reality of the scene without embellishment.

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