Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach is a figurative painter , he does not prepare nor uses outline sketches but, expects his models to reassume the same position sitting after sitting. His work is described  {broadly} as expressionism and he uses oil paint in an extremely thick impasto technique.  Impasto = Italian word for dough or mixture or paste gives an artist control over the play of light on the painting.

A sculptural aspect is found in Auerbachs work, the layering of paint makes his work look sculptured as does the way he overlays when drawing.  His application is with very broad brush strokes and palette knives.

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