Like many others, I feel I must pay tribute to a great artist , Lucien Freud.
There is a fantastic quote by Waldemar Januszczak, Art critic for the Sunday Times.
"He paints the truth and it sometimes hurts.
But the beauty in Freud is unequalled".
The portraits of people he painted were very much real, and not romanticised. Very much, in contrast, to the airbrushed, glossed, photo-shopped pictures of 'celebrities', we see in magazines, and the media.
The 20th Century gave us some artistic greats. Picasso, Matisse, Bacon.......
.......and Lucien Freud.
We miss him already, but his work will live on, for a very long time to come.