Head Of J.y.m. No. 11981 by Frank Auerbach

In Head of J.Y.M. No. 1, we can see the interpretation Auerbach makes of the face of his model. We see the colors he uses in his later work, and we can also see the amount of paint he uses. In the painting, we see Auerbach emotion put violently on the canvas: the strong and decided strokes give us the sensation of a frantic, raging madness. The colors of the face are strange and he uses white, green and orange, mixing them without any academic interest for shadows or perspective.
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Period / movement: figurative
Location: Tate , London