Reflection with Two Children
 (also known as Self Portrait)
Lucian Freud - 1965
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Freud painted this self-portrait by looking down at his reflection in a mirror placed by his feet; this accounts for the extreme foreshortening, and the halo-like ceiling light just above his left shoulder. The two children are Freud\\\'s daughter and son, Rose and Ali Boyt. Freud said he used a palette knife to describe the space around him, smearing it on and smoothing its surface so that it seems like a strange, grey, voluminous void
Owner/Location: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza  (Spain - Madrid)
Dates: 1965
Artist age:Approximately 43 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 91.44 cm (36 in.), Width: 91.44 cm (36 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member johnno on 05 August 2010.
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