Girl

Ordovas

The book, small in format, delicate in tone, with the title text barely visible (like goosebumps), tries to capture the beauty and fragility of love. ‘Girl – Lucian Freud’ tells a tender story dedicated to the moving portraits that Lucian Freud made of Lady Caroline Blackwood. When she was just 22 Caroline eloped with Freud to Paris, before marrying him a year later in 1953. Freud’s portraits of her, chronicling their relationship from 1950 until they separated in 1956, were thought aggressive at the time, almost brutal in the way that they made a young girl seem old.