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Ubiquitous zimmerlinde and overbearing weeds: why Lucian Freud's paintings of plants are a window to his soul

Ubiquitous zimmerlinde and overbearing weeds: why Lucian Freud's paintings of plants are a window to his soul

The Telegraph - By Alastair Sooke

The late British artist may be celebrated for his portraits, but at times of strain, he was happier painting plants “It was like a secret garden,” says Lucian Freud’s former studio assistant David Dawson. “Very secluded and private, with four bay trees that I planted for him.” He smiles. “They grew …

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