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Lucian Freud

Reviewed by John McIntyre     Lucian Freud was governed by his appetites, a man of few inhibitions. That constant indulgence (ably mythologized in 2013 by Geordie Greig in Breakfast with Lucian) so often feels present on the canvas, translated into an almost palpable challenge to the viewer. “Does this body disgust you?” Freud seems to demand in works like Evening in the Studio (1993) or Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (1995). “Appetites have their price,” he reminds us with his lumpy, ungraceful figures. “Time takes its portion as well,” he seems to add, along with a belt of fat at the…