Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Two Artists, Three Portraits

David Dawson (b. 1960) - David Hockney in Lucian Freud's studio, 2003

'I am only interested in painting the actual person; in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art.'

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud (b. 1922) - David Hockney, 2003

David Hockney (b. 1937) - Lucian Freud, 2003

'I usually only draw myself in down periods. I do, actually. I suppose that's why I often draw myself looking grim. I just think, "Let's have a look in the mirror." When you are alone and you look in a mirror you never put on a pleasing smile. Well, you don't, do you?'

David Hockney