Frank Auerbach’s Early Charcoal Portraits Look Deep Into Human Life » Design You Trust
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Frank Auerbach is a German-British Painter who created a series of large-scale charcoal Portraits between 1956 and 1962. He repeatedly sketched the sitters, erasing them after each session until they were only ghostly outlines.
The paper would often tear as he repeated the process until he was satisfied that he had captured what he wanted to say. For an The following are some examples of the use ofBarnaby Wright, a curator, has assembled the portraits in their original form.
“What is so captivating about the drawings is how Auerbach could elicit such complex responses with just a piece of charcoal and a stick of chalk,” Wright says. “Because we are surrounded by so many superficial depictions of people, these drawings provide us with a richer substitute that is both incredibly human and vibrant.”