Lucien Freud: Girl with a White Dog

The preeminant British painter Lucian Freud is often noted for his subjects and their psychological penetration. This 1952 painting "Girl with a White Dog" is no exception, a gloriously tactile and strangely unsettling portrait despite its upbeat content. Freud captures the honesty of the moment with stark yellowing sheaves of paint, assembling the surface of the image as if painting the facets of a jewel.