On the one hand, this painting by Lucien Freud is expected to fetch £18m when it goes to auction shortly; on the other hand, there has been widespread condemnation of the model. I think she's beautiful, happy in her skin. What do you think?
I was alerted to the sale by a thought-provoking post at Lulu's Bay. Full details at Times Online
PS just found this on writer Susan Hill's blog:
What would you rather people today did not do, other than obvious wickedness? Judge people`s characters by how much they weigh.
Stealing fruit - "Everything is balanced and orderly; everything is running riot; everything is an English garden." A.S. Byatt on William Morris's Strawberry Thief design; ...
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