Frank Auerbach

Reclining Head of Julia


acrylic on board

51 x 51 cm.

Over the decades Frank Auerbach’s wife Julia has been a regular sitter for him. She sits midweek and at weekends and is painted in acrylics and in her own surroundings, not in Auerbach’s studio. Auerbach’s subject matter, which has remained consistent over the past sixty years includes his immediate environment and those closest to him. His works often appear sudden and instantaneous, but they are feats of extreme resolution and concentration.