Earlier I posted about Lucian Freud’s Kate Moss painting, and the image used (shown on the left) probably wasn’t very flattering, or maybe people just genuinely don’t like Freud. I was just under the impression that everyone loved Freud, and that there was nothing to criticize about the man’s work.
But some of the comments were a bit harsh, so I’ve gone for a browse around the web to see if I can find some images that might do the work a little more justice (and perhaps show that Lucian Freud isn’t a “hack”). Or at least show that the Internet is not the place to be an art critic.
Some of the comments from visitors on the image shown above included..
“That is one ugly picture.. poor use of color, and light.. look at those strokes.. it seems empty, as though it was generated on a computer…oh…where are the real artists”
Which is probably fine for the reproduction of the painting above, but here’s some different versions..
The painting above seems to show the work in a more natural setting. The color isn’t as extreme and “computer generated” looking as the first image used on artnewsblog. Found here.
This version (above) of Kate Moss is less than flattering, probably doing the original painting no justice at all. Found here.
This version of the painting above looks like Kate Moss after being out in the sun for too long.
This Kate Moss picture (above) is probably one of the better reproductions, found here.
Basically, the moral of this little Lucian Freud / Kate Moss rant is that the computer is no place to be judging the quality of a painting, especially if it’s a really small, low resolution image of the work.