Unfortunately I couldn’t find a higher resolution image of this painting BUT what I really wanted to do was recommend the book Man with a Blue Scarf, by Martin Gayford, which documents the creation of the painting by the same name. He writes extensively about the long process of sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud, and a lot about painting and art in general. There’s also a lot of information about and conversations with Freud which are all super interesting.I needed to share!!
Even if you’re not a huge Lucian Freud fan, this book is super interesting for anyone who want to learn more about art and painting.