Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

Catherine Lampert


Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

  • Title: Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting
  • Author: Catherine Lampert
  • ISBN: 9780500239254
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Hardcover



In the course of a career covering than sixty years, Frank Auerbach has established a still growing international reputation for his paintings of friends, family, and surroundings in north London, with his vigorous, precise brushwork, and for his insistence on working until the picture emerges, free of all possible explanations Catherine Lampert, an art historian anIn the course of a career covering than sixty years, Frank Auerbach has established a still growing international reputation for his paintings of friends, family, and surroundings in north London, with his vigorous, precise brushwork, and for his insistence on working until the picture emerges, free of all possible explanations Catherine Lampert, an art historian and the curator of a major Auerbach retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and Tate Britain, has had unique access to the artist since 1978, when she became one of his sitters Drawing on her conversations with Auerbach and from published and archival interviews, she offers rare insight into his professional life, working methods, and philosophy, as well as the places, people, and experiences that have shaped his life These include arriving in Britain as a seven year old refugee from Nazi Germany in 1939, finding his way in the London art world of the 1950s and 60s, his friendships with Leon Kossoff, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud, among others, and his approaches to looking and painting throughout his working life The text is complemented by illustrations of Auerbach s paintings and drawings as well as by images from his studio and personal photographs that have never been published before.


Recent Comments "Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting"

This book covers the artist's life focusing on his art work and the exhibitions he has had. There are lots of quotes from the artist and from critics who have looked at his work over the years.I like Frank's work a lot, but I am not always sure what he is doing in some of his work, and I found his comments in this book useful to understanding his work. At the same time I wasn't quite sure if I really understood what some of his quotes meant.The book is written in quite a cool style. I would have [...]

The early chapters contain a lot of material derived from older sources – and thus stuff I've already read – but there's plenty new here too. I think Lampert is a bit of a by-the-numbers writer, a bit on the bland side, so this book's worth is really when Auerbach's words take over, and you get that intoxicating sense of reading something by someone who really knows what's happening when you draw, who really understands what you're looking for and what's going on.

I really liked this book, specially after the early chapters (which are more focused on his biography). After that, you have a lot of Frank's quotes about his creative process, which are, indeed, very interesting to read.


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