IV: The clothed figure – my favourite folds

Drapery

Adolph Menzel. Unmade Bed. ca. 1845. 22.1 x 35.5 cm. Black stone and stump on greenish-gray paper. Credit: Photo: Jörg P. Anders, courtesy Museum of Prints and Drawings, National Museums in Berlin. Source

Imogen Cunningham. The Unmade Bed. 1957. Source MET

Lucian Freud. Standing by the Rags. 1988-9. Oil on canvas. Tate. Source Tate

Good God, the first time I saw Freud’s picture above I just couldn’t turn away. It is mind blowingly beautiful.

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