Standing by the Rags
- Art Funded
- 168.9 x 138.4 cm
- James Kirkman Ltd
One of Freud's largest and most ambitious paintings of the nude.
The technique of portraying flesh with such substantial materiality calls to mind another artist much admired by Freud- Courbet. 'I am really interested in people as animals', the artist has confessed; and here he plays the coarse physicality of the figure against the convoluted curves of the paint-stained rags to devastating effect.